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My first Ranji Trophy match

Balaji's journey from insomnia to a debut five-for

Oct 19, 2016: The former Tamil Nadu fast bowler recalls 'stepping into the shoes of a man' and almost pulling one over Goa on his Ranji Trophy debut in 2001

L Balaji

India domestic news

L Balaji calls time on first-class, List A career

Sep 16, 2016: India and Tamil Nadu seamer L Balaji will reitre from first-class and List A cricket, but has stated that he will be available for smaller T20 leagues

Arun Venugopal

Ranji Trophy 2015-16

L Balaji to be Tamil Nadu bowling coach and player

Sep 22, 2015: Medium-pacer L Balaji has been named bowling coach and player for Tamil Nadu for the 2015-16 domestic season

Arun Venugopal

Karnataka v Tamil Nadu, Ranji Trophy 2014-15, final, Mumbai, 1st day

TN hit back after folding for 134

Mar 8, 2015: Karnataka elected to bowl first on a greenish track and bundled out Tamil Nadu for 134 in the first innings, before losing four top-order batsmen for just 45 runs

The Report by Amol Karhadkar in Mumbai

Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Group A, 3rd day

All-round Chawla keeps UP alive

Feb 8, 2015: A round-up of the Ranji Trophy Group A matches played on February 8, 2014

ESPNcricinfo staff

IPL 2015

Kings XI release Pujara, Balaji and Kartik

Dec 15, 2014: Kings XI Punjab have released Cheteshwar Pujara, Murali Kartik and L Balaji from their squad for the next season of IPL

Nagraj Gollapudi

Ranji Trophy 2014-15

Balaji set for his first-class century

Dec 13, 2014: L Balaji, the Tamil Nadu seamer, is set to play his 100th first-class match when Tamil Nadu host Jammu & Kashmir at a new venue in Dindigul

Amol Karhadkar

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Dec 13, 2012: L Balaji has been replaced by Vinay Kumar in the Twenty20 squad to play England, following Balaji's stress injury on his toe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