5. R Sai Kishore

Sitting second on the list of highest wicket-takers for Tamil Nadu at an economy of 5.46, Sai has risen to be the captain’s go-to bowler. Ending 2021 with a wicket tally of 18 in his 16 matches, it’s only a matter of time before he sets foot in the bigger leagues.

4. Narayan Jagadeesan

A smart and innovative batsman full of intent, Jagadeesan smashed a total of 568 runs at an average of 43.69 at the top of the order to become Tamil Nadu’s leading T20 run-getter for 2021. What sets him apart is his ability to play at any position and to adapt to the situation.

3. Shahrukh Khan

A superstar in the making in the South of India, this Tamil Nadu boy is producing blockbuster innings over and over again, banging not only the CSK managements’ door but also the national selectors’. Shahrukh Khan will be a vital addition to the team’s setup.

2. Hari Nishaanth

Climbing up the ranks of most runs in Tamil Nadu T20 history is Ooty born Chezhian Hari Nishaanth. Currently sitting at No.10 in that list and having scored the second-highest run tally this year, the southpaw is well on the radar for the Men in Yellow.

1. Ravi Ashwin

An established star of the red-ball format, the off-spinner has emerged as a deadly weapon for the Indian limited-overs setup in recent times. Fighting his way back into the white-ball format after four long years, he has managed to hold the opportunity door open for himself.