Indian fast bowler T Natarajan made his Test debut in Australia after the ODIs and T20s. He has become the first Indian to do so. Also, after 10 years, Team India has also got a left-hand fast bowler.
Earlier in December 2010, Jaydev Unadkat played a debut test for the Indian team. However, Unadkat has played the only Test so far. He has not received any wickets in Tests so far. Unadkat made his debut in the Centurion Test against South Africa.
After 7 years, Team India has got a Left-Orm Faust Bowler. The last time Zaheer Khan played for the Indian team was in February 2014. The Test was played against New Zealand in Wellington.
300th Indian to make Natarajan test debut
Natarajan and Washington Sundar made their Test debut in the Brisbane Test against Australia. Natarajan became the 300th and Washington 301st Test player to debut for Team India. Natarajan was handed the debut cap by bowling coach Bharat Arun and Ravichandran Ashwin to Washington.
5 Indians make their Australia tour
5 Indian players have made their debut on the current Australia tour. These include Shubman Gill, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, T Natarajan and Washington Sundar. Earlier in 1996, maximum 6 Indian players made their debut on England tour. These included Sunil Joshi, Paras Mhambre, Venkatesh Prasad, Vikram Rathore, Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly.
Amar Singh is the first Indian test player
India played their first Test against England on 25 June 1932. CK Naidu was the captain then. In this sense, he can be considered the first Test player of India, but in the record book, all-rounder Amar Singh, who was the opener of that series, was considered the first Indian Test cricketer. Amar Singh was handed the first test cap. He died at the age of 29. He scored 292 runs in 7 Tests.
Natarajan took 6 wickets in 3 T20s
Natarajan made his ODI and T20 debuts against Australia. He has played one ODI so far, taking 2 wickets. Natarajan has 6 wickets in 3 T20s. He played 22 matches in IPL, taking 18 wickets.