IPL 2021: Sunrisers Hyderabad's T Natarajan ruled out with knee injury
T Natarajan is an Indian pacer who hails from Tamil Nadu and has been playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad since 2018. He has played for two franchise in the tournament, having claimed 20 wickets in 24 games at an economy of 8.23. He is currently nursing a knee injury.
Indian pacer T Natarajan, who plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League, has been ruled out of IPL 2021. He is suffering from a knee injury.
According to an ESPNCricinfo report, he had suffered the same old injury during the Australia tour earlier this year. Although he had seemingly recovered and was cleared to compete in the IPL, it has flared up again, leading him to be ruled out of the tournament this season completely as a precautionary measure, keeping in mind his importance at the international platform for India in the upcoming calendar.
Natarajan has played just a couple of games this season, claiming two wickets at an economy of 8.62. Pacer Khaleel Ahmed replaced him in the following matches. Earlier, on Thursday, SRH skipper David Warner had stated that Natarajan would be missing out due to a sore knee.
It is the same injury that had compelled Natarajan to miss out on the entire tour by England recently. As for his replacement, SRH is still to announce the same. Meanwhile, the likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma, Basil Thampi and Jason Holder are expected to back it up in the pace department.