Arjun Nair: Indian Origin Australian Cricketer

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Arjun Nair: Australian Cricketer

Arjun Nair is a white ball specialist off-spinner, who has a plethora of variations. Nair can turn the ball both ways and is an extremely useful asset to any t20 team, especially given his ability to hit a few lusty blows. The offie was born in Canberra and made his First-Class debut for New South Wales in 2016 when he was a teenager. Since then, Nair has gone on to become a household name in the Big Bash League and sparked some controversy after his action was reported during the tournament and was suspended from bowling. However, his action was cleared a few months later and has tweaked his action slightly.

Arjun Nair With His Bat
Source: Hawkesbury Gazette

Arjun Nair: First-Class Debut

Arjun Nair made his First-Class debut early in 2016, when he was still a teenager. He was playing for New South Wales, featuring alongside the likes of Doug Bollinger, Nic Maddinson, Ed Cowan and Sean Abbott. Nair’s side ended up beating South Australia by five wickets. Nair had a good game, taking two wickets in the first innings and being economical when he bowled in the second. Also, Arjun Nair managed to contribute a very handy 37 with the bat, which proved to be a key innings within the context of the game. However, since then, Nair has only played a handful of First-Class matches. In fact, he has become a white ball specialist, featuring prominently in the Big Bash League and in the JLT One-Day Cup a few times.

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Arjun Nair: Big Bash League

Arjun Nair has been a regular in the Big Bash League in recent seasons, playing for the Sydney Thunder. While he may not be the most effective strike bowler, Nair is among the most economical of the bowlers in the tournament. He had a solid 2017/18 Big Bash League season, taking wickets and scoring runs. His 4-0-17-2 against the Hobart Hurricanes was arguably his best bowling performance of the season, but that was the same match in which his bowling action was reported. In addition to this, Nair struck a remarkable 45 (25) against the Melbourne Renegades, but it was ultimately in a losing cause. It will be interesting to see how he fares in the seasons to come.

Arjun Nair In BBL
Source: DNA India

Arjun Nair: Suspended bowling action and clearance

Early in 2018, Arjun Nair was suspended from bowling after failing a Test in the National Cricket Center. Nair had previously been reported on 30th December 2017, when his action came under scrutiny by the umpires when playing against the Hobart Hurricanes. Since Nair is a very exciting talent, he can turn the ball both ways and strike a few big blows, the Sydney Thunder supported him well throughout the process. They retained him in their squad for the rest of the Big Bash as a batsman. It took a few months before Arjun Nair was cleared to bowl again by Cricket Australia and now delivers all his deliveries within the 15-degree limit specified by the ICC.

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