The Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) is currently in progress and the local talent is flaunting its skills in the matches. Over the years, the TNPL has produced some brilliant cricketers who have also earned the Indian Premier League (IPL) contract. This time around, G Periyaswamy is the name doing the rounds in the circuit more due to his action which is similar to Lasith Malinga‘s.
The legendary Sri Lankan cricketer who retired from ODI cricket is known for his slingy action and has been successfully foxing the batsmen for the last 15 years. His toe crushers have been near impossible to play and couple it with his slower loopy deliveries and Malinga becomes unplayable at the death.
Periyaswamy has been generating decent pace playing for the Chepauk Super Gillies this season and made his debut in the season opener against the Dindigul Dragons. The 25-year-old comes running fast and delivers the ball from close to the umpire which makes it tough for the batsmen to pick his variations.
Athisayaraj Davidson who plays for Tuti Patriots was in the limelight earlier in 2017 season when he imitated Lasith Malinga’s bowling action. Rather, Davidson went on to pick 15 wickets the same year playing for the Patriots.
Periyaswamy climbing the ladder of success
G Periyaswamy looks a great talent as he clocks decent speed with the slingy action nad has been troubling the batsmen this season. Moreover, he lacks vision in one eye but that hasn’t stopped him from playing cricket. The Super Gillies included him in the playing XI from the first game and since then, the youngster has lived up to the expectations.
So far he has picked five wickets and twice in three matches, has conceded less than six runs an over in his spell. The video of Periyaswamy castling the batsmen with his pace and the slower delivery is going viral. He returned with the figures of 2/9 in his three overs against the Karaikudi Kaalai and is looking a bright prospect for the team going forward in the season.
Here’s the video of his action:
☝️Sweet sound of timber!
Periyaswamy showcased his bag of variations to scalp 2 crucial wickets up top for the @supergillies enroute to their win over @TeamKaraikudi!#NammaPasangaNammaGethu #TNPL2019 pic.twitter.com/DJ2K9DzRUq
— TNPL (@TNPremierLeague) July 27, 2019
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