Manimaran Siddharth is an Indian cricketer who plays as a bowler for Tamil Nadu in the domestic league and Delhi Capitals in the IPL.His father was a professional cricketer who played in Jakarta for Hong Kong Super Sixes but moved to India to provide better cricket facilities and opportunities to his son. In an interview, while talking about his background, he said-: A month after being born in Chennai, I moved to Indonesia because my father was working there. I was in Indonesia for the first nine years of my life. My father used to play for the Indonesian team and played in the Hong Kong Super Sixes. Thats how I developed an interest in cricket. When I started playing, I couldnt bowl properly because I couldnt bowl with a straight arm. Then my brother Bharat helped me to bowl with a straight arm. So, I am thankful to my family for all their support, Manimaran Siddharth with his family in his childhood.On 22 November 2019, Manimaran Siddharth made his T20 debut for Tamil Nadu against Mumbai in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. It was a memorable debut for him as he picked up a 4-wicket- haul in a four-over spell eliminating all top-order batsmen like Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Siddhesh Lad, and Suryakumar Yadav. Tamil Nadu secured a win by 9 wickets in that match.Manimaran Siddharth picked up his second 4-wicket-haul against Jharkhand in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019-2020. He picked up prized wickets of the player like Sumit Kumar, Utkarsh Singh, Anukul Roy, and Anand Singh in that match.On 9 December 2019, Manimaran Siddharth made his First-class debut for Tamil Nadu against Karnataka in the Ranji trophy picking up three scalps for his side in the match. However, Tamil Nadu lost the match by 26 runs.Manimaran Siddharth picked up 5 wickets in 7 matches for Chepauk Super Gillies in Tamil Nadu Premier League.Manimaran Siddharth was a part of the invincible Tamil Nadu team led by Dinesh Karthik that won the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in 2021. Manimaran Siddharth with SMA Trophy.On 31 January 2021, Manimaran Siddharth played a crucial role for his side Tamil Nadu against Baroda in the finals of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. He picked 4-wickets and gave 20 runs, which helped Tamil Nadu to limit the Baroda to a total of 120 runs. Tamil Nadu won comfortably with 7 wickets to spare. Manimaran Siddharth won the man of the match for his performance in that match. Manimaran Siddharth wins man of the match against Baroda in the final of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.Manimaran Siddharth was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2020 IPL auction at a base price of 20 Lakhs INR but wasnt able to break into the sides starting XI. However, it was a great learning experience for him as a young bowler being around players like Sunil Narine and Kuldeep Yadav. Manimaran Siddharth was eventually released by the side ahead of the 2021 IPL season. Manimaran Siddharth for KKR in IPL 2020.