Rajagopal Sathish

Country: India
Born: January 14, 1981, Trichy (now Tiruchchirappali), Tamil Nadu
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium
Playing role: Allrounder

Rajagopal Sathish Bio

Rajagopal Sathish, an Indian cricket player, has had a remarkable journey in the world of cricket. Born and raised in a family with limited resources, Sathish’s path to success was not an easy one. However, with determination, hard work, and a passion for the game, he managed to overcome numerous obstacles and make a name for himself in the sport.

Sathish hails from Trichy, a town in Tamil Nadu, where he initially struggled to find adequate training facilities. Despite the lack of resources, he was fortunate to receive support and encouragement to pursue his cricketing dreams. However, to improve his chances of playing professionally, he made the difficult decision to change schools and would cycle a staggering 20 kilometers daily to attend a school with better cricketing infrastructure.

After completing his engineering studies, Sathish moved to Chennai, the cricketing hub of Tamil Nadu, to play league cricket. His performances caught the attention of the selectors, and he made his debut for the Tamil Nadu team during the 2000-01 season. Unfortunately, he struggled to establish himself as a regular member of the squad and decided to shift to Assam in 2003.

The change of scenery proved to be beneficial for Sathish’s career. Playing for Assam, he showcased his batting prowess and consistently impressed with his performances, averaging nearly 50 over two seasons. One of the highlights of his time with Assam was when he recorded his highest first-class score of 204* against his former team, Tamil Nadu. This remarkable innings caught the attention of the selectors, and he was persuaded to return to his home state.

Despite his return to Tamil Nadu, Sathish continued to face challenges in cementing his place in the squad. As a result, he made the difficult decision to join the unsanctioned Indian Cricket League (ICL), which provided him with the recognition he had been striving for as a first-class cricketer. However, he eventually quit the ICL after two seasons when the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) offered amnesty to the players associated with the league.

In his pursuit of success, Sathish made sporadic appearances for Mumbai Indians and then Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Wanting to further enhance his skills, he took the opportunity to play for Whalley Cricket Club in Lancashire, England. This experience proved to be instrumental in his development as a cricketer.

Sathish’s career received a significant boost when he was appointed as the captain of the Tamil Nadu limited-overs sides during the 2014-15 season. The following season, he played a crucial role in leading Tamil Nadu to their first Vijay Hazare semi-final in five years. In a low-scoring one-day thriller against Uttar Pradesh, he played a match-winning unbeaten innings of 34, catching the eye of the Kolkata Knight Riders, who bought him in the 2016 IPL auction.

Throughout his career, Sathish has displayed exceptional skills as a batting all-rounder and sprightly fielder. His ability to contribute with both bat and ball has earned him a reputation as a valuable asset to any team. With a dogged determination to overcome obstacles, Sathish continues to strive for excellence, and his journey serves as an inspiration to aspiring cricketers across the country.

Rajagopal Sathish Career Stats

Rajagopal Sathish Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 41 60 7 1859 204* 35.07 - - 5 5 - - 41 0
List A 57 49 16 1297 91* 39.3 - - 0 7 - - 38 0
T20s 67 53 15 722 41* 19 560 128.92 0 0 62 23 30 0

Rajagopal Sathish Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 41 - 1654 650 17 3/18 - 38.23 2.35 97.2 - 0 0
List A 57 - 1323 980 39 4/16 4/16 25.12 4.44 33.9 1 0 0
T20s 67 37 541 633 24 3/12 3/12 26.37 7.02 22.5 0 0 0

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