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3 cricketers who have represented India from Kerala

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#2 Tinu Yohannan

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Son of former Indian athlete T.C. Yohannan who represented the nation in the 1976 Summer Olympics in Canada, Tinu Yohannan was the first Kerala-born player to have ever represented India in international cricket. Born in Kollam (previously called as Quilon), Tinu Yohannan played under the leadership of Sourav Ganguly in the early part of this century.

The right-arm medium pacer was a part of the MRF Pace Foundation in the late 1990s. He made his international debut against England in a Test match at Mohali. He prised out the England openers as he picked up 2/75 on debut. He played just two Tests after his debut and finished with 5 wickets in 3 Test matches.

About 6 months after his Test debut, he also made his ODI debut. Even in the 50-over format, he represented India in only 3 games and took 5 wickets. His best figures, 3/33 came in his debut ODI game against West Indies at Bridgetown in May 2002.

Overall, he played just 6 international games and was picked up 10 wickets at an average of 37.79. 

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