Baba Indrajith is a name that has garnered huge attention in domestic cricket and often hailed as one of the best players of spin in Tamil Nadu. Born on 8 July 1994, Indrajith is a twin brother of Baba Aparajith, who played a crucial role in the India U-19 win in Australia back in 2012, and plays for Tamil Nadu in domestic cricket.
|Height||5 feet 7 inches|
|IPL Team||Kolkata Knight Riders|
He bats in the middle-order and can bowl leg-spin. He made his First Class debut against Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy 2013-14 and T20 debut against Goa in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2013-14. Though it took Indrajith a bit of waiting in the List A, he eventually made his way into the domestic 50-overs in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2015-16.
In Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL), Baba Indrajith has been a part of Ruby Trichy Warriors and is a current player for the Nellai Royal Kings. Other than his dominance in the Ranji Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy, Indrajith is fondly remembered for his sensational run for India Green in the Duleep Trophy 2018-19, where he clobbered 149 runs in 2 matches, including a hundred against India Red at Dindigul in the tournament opener.
Baba Indrajith had a tournament to remember in the Ranji Trophy 2018-19, where he finished as the leading run-getter for Tamil Nadu after aggregating 641 runs in 8 matches at an average of 58.27, which comprised 2 hundreds and 4 fifties. His most recent heroics in the 50-overs were during the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021-22, where he played a major role in Tamil Nadu paving their way to the Final. Slamming 4 fifties in 8 matches, Indrajith amassed 325 runs at an average of 46.42 and a strike rate of 85.07 to finish as the second leading run-getter for Tamil Nadu. While Indrajith has been a mainstay in Tamil Nadu’s First Class and List A teams, he hasn’t had much success in T20 cricket. Nonetheless, his ability to bat as a floater and anchor and accelerate at will is something that could come to great use to his domestic team and the IPL franchises in the years to come.
In spite of prolific scoring across formats since his arrival into the domestic circuit, it wasn’t until the IPL 2022 auction that the top-order batter found a bidder that too, the former IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders, at his base price of 20 lakhs. Now that he has finally arrived in the power-packed tournament, it goes without a saying that the Tamil Nadu-born has a bright future ahead.
Indrajith shares his life updates regularly on Instagram but is unmarried and single at present.
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