Tarun Nethula burst onto the first class scene with the Aces in 2008/09 finishing as the leading wicket taker as Auckland won the State Championship.
The leg spinner found his opportunities limited the following season and moved to Central Districts ahead of the 2010/11 campaign. There he became a key member of the squad forcing his way into the BLACKCAPS one-day side in 2012. Nethula was a vital part of the Auckland’s success in both the Georgie Pie Super Smash and Plunket Shield last season. Nethula helped bowl his side to victory on several occasions and was a key part of a very hard working bowling unit. Nethula’s leadership and ability to deliver a tireless effort for his captain will again be vital this season.