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Nivethan Radhakrishnan

Nivethan Radhakrishnan
Personal information
Born (2002-11-25) 25 November 2002 (age 21)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
BowlingLeft-arm/right-arm finger spin
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 1
Runs scored 17
Batting average 8.50
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 13
Balls bowled 60
Wickets 1
Bowling average 53.00
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 1/29
Catches/stumpings 0/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 30 June 2021

Nivethan Radhakrishnan (born 25 November 2002) is an Indian-born Australian cricketer.[2] He is an all-rounder who bats left-handed and possesses the ability to bowl both right-arm and left-arm spin.[3][4]

Personal life

Radhakrishnan was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. He moved to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, in 2013 at the age of 10, with his father, mother and older brother.[5][6][7][8] He has cited West Indies all-rounder Sir Garfield Sobers as his idol.[9]

Cricket career

Radhakrishnan spent the 2017 and 2018 Tamil Nadu Premier League seasons with Karaikudi Kaalai and Dindigul Dragons, respectively.[10][5][11] In 2019, he played for an Australian Under-16 team in Dubai against Pakistan. In 2020, he was one of the four cricketers to win the Bill O'Reilly Medal and also received the Basil Sellers Scholarship.[12][13] In 2021, he was a net bowler for the Indian Premier League franchise, the Delhi Capitals.[1] In the same year, he earned his first professional contract with the Tasmanian Tigers.[14][15]

In December 2021, he was named in Australia's team for the 2022 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in the West Indies.[16] He made his first-class debut on 18 February 2022, for Tasmania in the 2021–22 Sheffield Shield season.[17]


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  2. ^ "Nivethan Radhakrishnan". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  3. ^ "Tasmania sign ambidextrous spinner Nivethan Radhakrishnan". ESPNcricinfo. 16 June 2021. Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  4. ^ Prasad, Bagawati (27 February 2018). "Chennai boy spins it left and right, in Australia U-16". The Times of India. Retrieved 26 June 2021.
  5. ^ a b Kuriype, Jacob (14 January 2019). "Meet Nivethan Radhakrishnan: Australia's ambidextrous cricket prodigy". Fox Sports. Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  6. ^ "Episode 4- Nivethan Radhakrishnan". Anchor. Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  7. ^ "TNPL to Tasmania: Nivethan Radhakrishnan ready for next level". Penbugs. 25 June 2021. Retrieved 26 June 2021.
  8. ^ Bhattacharya, Arnab (27 June 2021). "IPL, Tasmania and ambidexterity: An exclusive with Nivethan Radhakrishnan". The Roar. Retrieved 27 June 2021.
  9. ^ Sharma, Jatin (27 February 2018). "Tamil Nadu teen Nivethan Radhakrishnan turning it left and right in Australia U16 cricket". Circle of Cricket. Retrieved 26 June 2021.
  10. ^ Ananthasubramanian, Vignesh (4 August 2017). "Meet Karaikudi Kaalai all-rounder Nivethan Radhakrishnan, the Indian born wonder-kid creating waves in Australia". Sportskeeda. Retrieved 26 June 2021.
  11. ^ "14-year old Nivethan Radhakrishnan set for his debut season in TNPL 2017". Cricket Country. 12 July 2017. Retrieved 26 June 2021.
  12. ^ Nath, Rhea L (10 September 2020). "Bowling over expectations: Three NSW lads win prestigious cricket scholarship". IndianLink News. Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  13. ^ "First four-way tie for the O'Reilly Medal". Cricket NSW. 8 May 2020. Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  14. ^ Chadha, Kashish (19 June 2021). "Who Is Nivethan Radhakrishnan, The India-Born 18-Year Old Ambidextrous Teen Spinner In Tasmania's Team?". Cricxtasy. Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  15. ^ Ragav, S. Dipak (18 June 2021). "Nivethan to play for Tasmania". Press Reader. Retrieved 26 June 2021.
  16. ^ "West Indies bound: Australia reveal U19 World Cup squad". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 14 December 2021.
  17. ^ "17th Match, Sydney, Feb 18 - 21 2022, Sheffield Shield". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 18 February 2022.
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