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IPL's hat-trick heroes

Mar 15, 2017: Hat-tricks in cricket are the bastion of specialist bowlers and usually come in match-winning causes, but the IPL has thrown up outliers on both counts

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India news

L Balaji appointed KKR bowling coach

Jan 3, 2017: The former India seamer replaces Wasim Akram for the 2017 IPL season

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Ranji Trophy 2016-17, semi-finals

The brains behind Tamil Nadu's resurgence

Dec 30, 2016: Tamil Nadu's successes this season have been, in no small part, down to their pre-season preparations and fitness, and the coaching trio of Hrishikesh Kanitkar, L Balaji and Ramji Srinivasan have all played their part

Deivarayan Muthu

Tamil Nadu v Karnataka, quarter-finals, Ranji Trophy 2016-17

Natarajan and Vignesh's TNPL route to Ranji success

Dec 22, 2016: A move from the 'spin to win' approach to empowering their young fast bowlers, under the mentorship of former captain and veteran L Balaji, has added a new dimension to Tamil Nadu's bowling attack this season

Deivarayan Muthu in Visakhapatnam

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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