Lakshmipathy Balaji      

Full name Lakshmipathy Balaji

Born September 27, 1981, Madras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu

Current age 32 years 203 days

Major teams India, Chennai Super Kings, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Tamil Nadu

Also known as Naidu

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Lakshmipathy Balaji
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 8 9 0 51 31 5.66 126 40.47 0 0 5 1 1 0
ODIs 30 16 6 120 21* 12.00 152 78.94 0 0 8 3 11 0
T20Is 5 - - - - - - - - - - - 0 0
First-class 98 103 15 1147 49* 13.03 0 0 34 0
List A 92 48 17 321 28* 10.35 422 76.06 0 0 24 0
Twenty20 96 18 8 53 15 5.30 59 89.83 0 0 4 2 16 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 8 15 1756 1004 27 5/76 9/171 37.18 3.43 65.0 2 1 0
ODIs 30 30 1447 1344 34 4/48 4/48 39.52 5.57 42.5 1 0 0
T20Is 5 5 96 121 10 3/19 3/19 12.10 7.56 9.6 0 0 0
First-class 98 17042 7984 315 7/42 25.34 2.81 54.1 18 16 4
List A 92 4751 3979 131 5/36 5/36 30.37 5.02 36.2 2 3 0
Twenty20 96 96 1981 2541 116 5/24 5/24 21.90 7.69 17.0 4 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v New Zealand at Ahmedabad, Oct 8-12, 2003 scorecard
Last Test India v Pakistan at Bangalore, Mar 24-28, 2005 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v West Indies at Vadodara, Nov 18, 2002 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS), Feb 8, 2009 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut India v New Zealand at Chennai, Sep 11, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I India v South Africa at Colombo (RPS), Oct 2, 2012 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2001/02
Last First-class Tamil Nadu v Bengal at Chennai, Dec 30, 2013 - Jan 1, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 2001/02
Last List A Bengal v Tamil Nadu at Kolkata, Mar 11, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Delhi Daredevils v Chennai Super Kings at Delhi, May 8, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Chennai T20 v Mohali T20 at Abu Dhabi, Apr 18, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/43 Mohali T20 v Chennai T20 Abu Dhabi 18 Apr 2014 T20
0/47, 10 Tamil Nadu v Bengal Kolkata 11 Mar 2014 LA
3/39 Tamil Nadu v Karnataka Bangalore 5 Mar 2014 LA
3/27 Tamil Nadu v Hyderabad Bangalore 2 Mar 2014 LA
1/22 Tamil Nadu v Andhra Alur 28 Feb 2014 LA
0/17 Tamil Nadu v Goa Alur 27 Feb 2014 LA
4, 1/29 India Cem v C A G Mumbai 20 Feb 2014 Other OD
5, 5/40 India Cem v SB of Mysore Mumbai 18 Feb 2014 Other OD
0/50 India Cem v Air India Mumbai 17 Feb 2014 Other OD
14, 1/24 India Cem v Food Corp In Mumbai 16 Feb 2014 Other OD
Profile

L Balaji does not know when to give up. It would have been easy to dismiss him as a one-dimensional bowler after his forgettable debut. He erased the memories of being caned for 44 runs off his first four overs, and of two fruitless home Tests against New Zealand, when he emerged one of India's leading fast bowlers in their historic tour of Pakistan in 2003-04. He was particularly lethal in a couple of sessions in the third Test in Rawalpindi, where he consistently swung the ball away, and snapped up a then career-best 4 for 63. In addition, his uninhibited batting and a megawatt smile endeared him to crowds in a manner even he found difficult to fathom.

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Nov 20, 2013

Piyush Chawla in conversation with Lakshmipathy Balaji, Meerut, November 20, 2013

Piyush Chawla in conversation with Lakshmipathy Balaji

© ESPNcricinfo Ltd/ Siddarth Ravindran

May 9, 2013

Gautam Gambhir and L Balaji celebrate the last wicket, Pune Warriors v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2013, Pune, May 9, 2013

Gautam Gambhir and L Balaji celebrate the last wicket

© BCCI

Apr 16, 2013

L Balaji took a catch off his own bowling to dismiss Manan Vohra, Kings Xi Punjab v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2013, Mohali, April 16, 2013

L Balaji took a catch off his own bowling to dismiss Manan Vohra

© BCCI

Country Fixtures Country Results
Chennai v Mohali at Abu Dhabi - Apr 18
Mohali won by 6 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Hyderabad v Jaipur at Abu Dhabi - Apr 18
Jaipur won by 4 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
Bangalore v Mumbai at Dubai (DSC)
Apr 19, 2014 (14:30 local | 10:30 GMT | 06:30 EDT | 05:30 CDT | 03:30 PDT)
Kolkata v Delhi at Dubai (DSC)
Apr 19, 2014 (18:30 local | 14:30 GMT | 10:30 EDT | 09:30 CDT | 07:30 PDT)
Jaipur v Mohali at Sharjah
Apr 20, 2014 (18:30 local | 14:30 GMT | 10:30 EDT | 09:30 CDT | 07:30 PDT)
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