Palani Amarnath is a right arm medium bowler and right handed batsman. He is a member of Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. The other team he has played for is Tamil Nadu.
Palani Amarnath played his first Twenty20 match at Visakhapatnam (Hindustan Zinc Limited Ground) on 4th April 2007. In this match, Tamil Nadu and Goa clashed against each other. He bowled 3 overs, conceded 24 runs and made 1 dismissal. He did not get a chance to bat in this match. This match was won by Tamil Nadu by 9 wickets with 28 balls to spare. In the IPL, Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab competed in a match at Chennai (MA Chidambaram Stadium) on 10th May 2008. In this match, he was allocated the No. 8 batting position, but did not get an opportunity to bat. He bowled 3 overs in which he took 1 wicket and gave away 35 runs. He also took 1 catch. Chennai Super Kings won this match by 18 runs.
Palani Amarnath has participated in 11 Twenty20 matches in which he has bowled 246 balls. The batsmen scored 384 runs off his bowling and took 14 wickets. His bowling average was 27.42, economy rate was 9.36 and bowling strike rate was 17.5. He could score only 1 run in these matches.