Chezhian Nishaanth, popularly known as C Hari Nishaanth is an Indian Cricketer born on 16th August 1996 in the city of Udagamandalam, Tamil Nadu. He is a left-handed batsman known for providing solid starts at the top and keeping the scoreboard ticking with his singles and doubles.
C Hari Nishaanth has played only one first-class match in his domestic career. The opener made his first-class debut for Tamil Nadu on December 25, 2019 against the Madhya Pradesh cricket team in Indore. Nishaanth managed 45 runs in two innings, with his highest score being 23.
Hari Nishaanth has been very successful in the shortest format of the game. The southpaw played for the Dindigul Dragons and the VB Thiruvallur Veerans in the Tamil Nadu Premier League. The 24-year-old made his T20 debut for Tamil Nadu on February 21, 2019 against the Rajasthan cricket team in Surat. Nishaanth could only score six runs off eight deliveries before his current Chennai Super Kings teammate Deepak Chahar dismissed him.
So far, Hari Nishaanth has featured in 19 T20 matches, where he has got a chance to bat 18 times. The Tamil Nadu batsman has aggregated 393 runs in 18 innings at a strike rate of 120.18. Nishaanth has slammed two T20 fifties, with his highest score in this form of the game being 92*.
Talking about his List-A career, Hari Nishaanth played his first List-A match also against Rajasthan. He batted at number four and scored a 28-ball 20 before Ashok Menaria ran him out.
Nishaanth has played six List-A games for his home state, amassing 120 runs, with his highest score being 73.
C Hari Nishaanth is yet to make his IPL debut. He received his first-ever IPL contract from the Chennai Super Kings Team at the IPL Auction 2021. The CSK franchise managed to secure his services at his base price of INR 20 lakh. If Hari Nishaanth receives proper chances to showcase his talent at CSK, he could prove to be a value-for-money pick in the 14th edition of the IPL.
Hailing from Tamil Nadu, C Hari Nishaanth came into the spotlight during the 2020-21 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, where he was an important member of the champion Tamil Nadu squad. Hari played a wonderful knock of 92* runs in the Tamil Nadu’s first match versus Jharkhand. He scored 47* in the subsequent fixture against Assam. It will be exciting to see how the rising star plays for the Chennai Super Kings in this IPL 2021 season.