TeamOrissa, Kolkata Knight Riders
Type of PlayerRight-hand batsman and right-arm off-break bowler
Birth PlaceRourkela, Orissa
ParentsLate Bhuban Behera (Father) and Chitra Behera (Mother)
AddressB/15, Sector-14, Rourkela, Orissa
Email Address[email protected]
Telephone09861-045262 (Mobile)
Date of BirthMay 28, 1988

CAREER SPAN:

First-class debut: Vs Gujarat at East Coast Railway ground, Bhubaneswar, Dec 18-21, 2008.
Last First-class match: Vs Central Zone at Cuttack, Jan 19-22, 2011.

List-A debut: 
Vs Tripura at Jadavpur University Complex, Kolkata on February 17, 2009.
Last List A match: Vs Jharkhand at Agartala, Feb 18, 2011.

Twenty20 debut: 
Vs Punjab at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on April 19, 2007.
Last Twenty20: Vs Bengal at Cuttack, Oct 24, 2010.

CAREER PERFORMANCE:

BATTING & FIELDING:

First-class: 
8 matches, 14 innings, 0 not out, 480 runs, highest 113, average 34.28, one hundred, three fifties, four catches.
List-A: 15 matches, 15 innings, 0 not out, total 458 runs, highest 81, average 30.53, three fifties, six catches.
Twenty20: 9 matches, 9 innings, 1 not out, 151 runs, 73 highest, average 18.87, strike rate 107.85, one fifty, two catches.

BOWLING:

First-class: 
8 match, 3 innings, 26 overs, 71 runs, 0 wicket, economy 2.73.
List-A: 15 matches, 5 innings, 20 overs, 103 runs, 3 wickets, best bowling in an innings 2/12, best bowling in a match 2/12, average 34.33, economy 4.94.
Twenty20: 9 matches, did not bowl.

OTHER IMPORTANT DATA:
*    Scored his maiden first class century (113) in the Ranji Trophy Elite Group-B match against UP at Lucknow on November 12, 2010.
*    Signed to play IPL for Kolkata Knight Riders in 2009.
*    Played five matches in Vijay Merchant Trophy U-17 Tournament (2004-05).
*    Played three matches in KSCA MRF Trophy (2006-07).
*    Played five matches in Vinoo Mankad Trophy U-19 Tournament (2006-07).
*    Played six matches in Cooch Behar Trophy U-19 Tournament (2006-08).
*    Played six matches in CK Nayudu Trophy U-22 Tournament (2007-08).
*    Scored a century (137) in Orissa`s drawn C K Nayudu Trophy (u-22) knock-out match against Railway at Ravenshaw University ground in Cuttack on Dec 1, 2009.
*     Became the second costliest player of the Orissa Premier League (OPL) T20 Tournament when he was bought by Western Samurai Rourkela for Rs 2.9 lakhs on May 13, 2011.*     OCA on May 14, 2011 announced a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh for Natraj for being selected by the BCCI as the best under-22 cricketer for the season 2009-10.*     Selected by the BCCI to receive the M A Chidambaram Trophy and a cheque of Rs 50,000 as the best under-22 cricketer for the season 2009-10, accumulating 583 runs, including of two hundreds and three fifties (average 64.77) from six matches.*     Received a cash award of Rs 1 lakh from Orissa Cricket Association for hitting a double century against Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy match at Barabati Stadium, Cuttack on November 7, 2011.

RECORD LAST UPDATED: 14 Jul, 2012