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IPL 2014

Failing openers, and flourishing quicks

May 1, 2014: Stats highlights from the UAE leg of IPL 2014

Bishen Jeswant

Kings XI v Sunrisers, IPL 2014, Sharjah

No stopping Maxwell and Kings XI

Apr 22, 2014: Glenn Maxwell took home his third straight Man-of-the-Match award as Kings XI Punjab coasted to their third straight victory

The Report by Siddarth Ravindran

L Balaji

'The whole Gaddafi Stadium was chanting my name'

Dec 18, 2012: L Balaji got plenty of fans when he toured Pakistan in 2004. Shoaib Akhtar wasn't one of them

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

England in India 2012-13

Balaji ruled out of Twenty20s against England

Dec 13, 2012: L Balaji has been replaced by Vinay Kumar in the Twenty20 squad to play England, following Balaji's stress injury on his toe

ESPNcricinfo staff

Ranji Trophy 2012-13, Group B, Round 3, 2nd day

Tamil Nadu and UP take first-innings leads

Nov 18, 2012: A round-up of the second day's action of Group B matches in the Ranji Trophy

ESPNcricinfo staff

India news

Yuvraj named in T20 squad, Rohit dropped from Test team

Aug 10, 2012: India batsman Yuvraj Singh has been named in India's T20 squad for the home series against New Zealand and the ICC World Twenty20 next month in Sri Lanka, marking a return to cricket after battling with cancer

ESPNcricinfo staff

Mumbai v Kolkata, IPL 2012, Mumbai

Knight Riders bowlers silence Mumbai

May 17, 2012: At the interval, Mumbai Indians were congratulating themselves for restricting Kolkata Knight Riders to a gettable score. When the game concluded, the clapping and high-fiving had changed hands

Siddhartha Talya at the Wankhede Stadium

Bangalore v Kolkata, IPL 2012, Bangalore

Kolkata seal season's maiden win

Apr 10, 2012: L Balaji bowled Kolkata Knight Riders to their first victory in IPL 2012 against a strong Royal Challengers Bangalore batting line-up

The Report by Firdose Moonda

Vijay Hazare Trophy 2011-12

Shailender Gehlot blows Madhya Pradesh away for 48

Feb 23, 2012: A round-up of the action from the fourth day of matches in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2011-12

ESPNcricinfo staff

Vijay Hazare Trophy 2011-12

Karnataka debutant Ronit More destroys Goa

Feb 20, 2012: A round-up of the action from the first day of matches in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2011-12

ESPNcricinfo staff

Tamil Nadu v Rajasthan, Ranji Trophy final, Chennai

The boost to Tamil Nadu's collective strength

Jan 18, 2012: L Balaji, their captain, considers this is the best Tamil Nadu team he's been part of and its progress to the final has been a truly collective effort

Nagraj Gollapudi in Chennai

Mumbai v Tamil Nadu, 2nd semi-final, Ranji Trophy, 2nd day

Balaji burst leaves Mumbai on the rocks

Jan 11, 2012: Aggressive and accurate bowling helped Tamil Nadu flatten Mumbai on the second day at the Wankhede Stadium after the visitors' lower order had taken their total to 359

Nagraj Gollapudi at the Wankhede Stadium

Mumbai v Tamil Nadu, 2nd semi-final, Ranji Trophy 2011-12

With good men, you become a good captain - Balaji

Jan 9, 2012: The Tamil Nadu captain talks to ESPNcricinfo about his thoughts on leadership and how much it hurts to have never won a Ranji Trophy

Nagraj Gollapudi

Mumbai v Tamil Nadu, 2nd semi-final, Ranji Trophy 2011-12

Heavyweights in game of patience

Jan 9, 2012: Look at the team rosters and you will be inclined to call Tamil Nadu the favourites ahead of Mumbai on the eve of the Ranji Trophy semi-final which starts at Wankhede Stadium from Tuesday

Nagraj Gollapudi

Ranji Trophy 2011-12 quarter-finals

Tamil Nadu bowling in good health - Balaji

Dec 31, 2011: A lack of outright wins suggests a weakness in Tamil Nadu's bowling. But, as their captain points out, they have taken 20 wickets three times this season; perhaps fielding and the weather are their real enemies

Kanishkaa Balachandran

TN v Haryana, Ranji Trophy, Chennai, 4th day

Vijay hails Tamil Nadu's spirit

Nov 13, 2011: M Vijay, who bludgeoned 42 off 19 deliveries, hailed Tamil Nadu's "never-say-die" spirit after they nearly hunted down a target of 146 in 13 overs on a track he described as "turning" and "two-paced"

Siddarth Ravindran

Ranji Trophy 2010-11, Super League, 1st round, 1st day

Balaji's four gives Tamil Nadu dominant start

Nov 1, 2010: A round-up of the first day of the first round of matches in the Super League of the Ranji Trophy

ESPNcricinfo staff

Vijay Hazare Trophy 2009-10

Dominant Bengal and Tamil Nadu march into semis

Feb 25, 2010: A round-up of the action from the quarter-finals of the 2009-10 Vijay Hazare Trophy

ESPNcricinfo staff

Chennai Super Kings v Rajasthan Royals, IPL, Centurion

Raina gem inspires Chennai to victory

Apr 30, 2009: In a demonstration of power-hitting with which he carried Chennai Super Kings in the first IPL, Suresh Raina again showed his ability to dominate and, when the need arose, get out of a jam

The Bulletin by Jamie Alter

India in New Zealand 2008-09

A tale of two comebacks

Mar 16, 2009: If the two teams needed any motivation before the start of the Tests, it has arrived in the form of L Balaji and James Franklin

Sidharth Monga in Hamilton
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