IPL 2021: 3 Players who can replace T Natarajan in Sunrisers Hyderabad squad

IPL 2021: 3 Players who can replace T Natarajan in Sunrisers Hyderabad squad

Here are the best options that can replace T Natarajan in the Sunrisers Hyderabad team.

Thangarasu Natarajan
Thangarasu Natarajan. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

The Sunrisers Hyderabad have been one of the most consistent teams in the history of the IPL. Almost every year, they have managed to reach the playoffs. This is mainly because of an inspirational captain in the form of David Warner. Adding on, they have a plethora of talent in their squad that provides Warner with a variety of options.

Last year, the Sunrisers managed to reach the playoffs. As they finished third, it looked like they had found their perfect combination available. Now, during the fourteenth edition of the IPL, they have been affected by the unfortunate injury of T Natarajan, their go-to bowler during the death overs. This is a huge blow for the team as it now lacks a premier fast bowler. 

Apart from his regular Indian bowlers, David Warner will be looking for other options from the unsold list as well. He needs someone who can bowl at the death, or bowl at the initial stage of the innings. Mixing up the deliveries is the key to survive in a tournament like the IPL. Hence, they will be on the hunt to find the perfect replacement if required.

Here are the best options that can replace T Natarajan in SRH

3. Ankit Rajpoot

Ankit Singh Rajpoot
Ankit Singh Rajpoot. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Ankit Rajpoot is just like a typical fast bowler, he hits the deck hard. But, unfortunately, he has been unable to perform well in the toughest league of the format. In 2016, he was picked up by the Kolkata Knight Riders and he represented the franchise for two years. But, irregularities in his appearances hampered his form. 

In 2016, Rajpoot picked up 3 wickets. Later on, in 2017, he picked four wickets for the Knight Riders. After his time with the Kolkata-based franchise, he was picked up by the Kings XI Punjab in 2018. During that year, he picked 11 wickets for his team. However, his performances took a sharp U-turn as he was an expensive bowler. 

Last year, he picked up just two wickets. An expensive economy rate of 11.70 meant that he was unsold in this year’s IPL auction. With just 24 wickets in his IPL career, Rajpoot needs to work under a franchise that provides him enough chances to redeem himself. And a team like SRH could provide him with that platform.