Selvan Suresh Kumar is a right handed batsman and right arm offbreak bowler. He has been selected by Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. He plays for Tamil Nadu cricket team.
Suresh Kumar debuted in first class cricket at Colombo (Colts Cricket Club Ground) in a match between Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka Cricket Invitation XI from 26th to 28th September 2007. In the 1st innings, he was assigned the No. 6 batting position and was clean bowled after scoring 4 runs in 13 balls. In the 2nd innings, he batted at the same position, faced 95 deliveries and collected 41 runs with the aid of 6 fours. This match was won by Sri Lanka Cricket Invitation XI by an innings and 96 runs. In List A cricket, Kumar played his first match on 1st April 2008 at Visakhapatnam (Andhra Cricket Association-Visakhapatnam District Cricket Association Stadium) and the opponent was Madhya Pradesh. In this encounter, Kumar bowled 4 overs, conceded 15 runs and made 1 dismissal. He did not get a chance to bat. Tamil Nadu won this match by 6 wickets with 49 deliveries to spare.
Suresh Kumar has participated in 13 First Class matches wherein he has amassed 503 runs with 90 as his highest score. His batting average was 38.69 and batting strike rate was 48.74. He took 4 catches and clobbered 8 sixers, 67 fours and 4 half centuries. 14 dismissals were made by him in 689 deliveries while giving away 329 runs. His economy rate was 2.86 and bowling strike rate was 49.2.