Senuran Muthusamy Profile
February 22, 1994
Slow left-arm orthodox
Senuran Muthusamy has an interesting origin story, as his ancestors are from Tamil Nadu, India. Having been a very technically sound batter in the early stages of his career, Muthusamy turned into more of an all-rounder as years passed in his development at the Dolphins. As a left-arm orthodox spinner, it was his consistency and craftiness with the ball which made him a renowned name in the South African domestic circles.
During the 2016-17 season, he became a regular feature in the Dolphins outfit. It was his batting which was his forte, as he was inspired by legendary Sri Lankan wicket-keeper batter Kumar Sangakkara. However, as the season progressed, his bowling rather came to the limelight The following season was his breakout season with both bat and ball, when he scored 181, his highest first-class score opening the batting and also picked up 33 wickets.
In 2019, he was picked for South Africa’s tour of India, where he made his Test debut and also picked up the prized scalp of Virat Kohli as his maiden Test wicket. His only other Test wicket was Ravindra Jadeja but Muthusamy also impressed with the bat scoring 98 runs in the test. However, international call-ups dried up beyond that but he solidified his place in the domestic scene. He later moved to North West and is now a member of the Capital’s universe having been signed by Pretoria Capitals as a wild card player in the inaugural SA20 season. He is coming on the back of a very strong all-round display in domestic cricket and would hope to continue his form for the Capitals.