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Lakshmipathy Balaji      

Full name Lakshmipathy Balaji

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

Current age 33 years 25 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 104 20 9 54 15 4.90 62 87.09 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 104 104 2161 2797 126 5/24 5/24 22.19 7.76 17.1 5 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 Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab at Bangalore, Jun 1, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
6*, 4/31 Madras CC v Sinhalese Singapore 24 Aug 2014 Other T20
2/22 Madras CC v CC India Singapore 24 Aug 2014 Other T20
1/11 Madras CC v Hong Kong CC Singapore 23 Aug 2014 Other T20
1/24, 4 Madras CC v Sinhalese Singapore 22 Aug 2014 Other T20
3/22 Madras CC v Singapore CA Singapore 22 Aug 2014 Other T20
0/41 Kings XI v KKR Bangalore 1 Jun 2014 T20
1/37 Kings XI v Royals Mohali 23 May 2014 T20
1*, 2/43 Kings XI v RCB Bangalore 9 May 2014 T20
1/38 Kings XI v Mum Indians Mumbai 3 May 2014 T20
1/17 Kings XI v RCB Dubai (DSC) 28 Apr 2014 T20
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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Apr 26, 2014

L Balaji celebrates the dismissal of Jacques Kallis, Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2014, Abu Dhabi, April 26, 2014

L Balaji celebrates the dismissal of Jacques Kallis

© BCCI

Apr 22, 2014

L Balaji finished with 4 for 13, Kings XI Punjab v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2014, Sharjah, April 22, 2014

L Balaji finished with 4 for 13

© BCCI

Apr 22, 2014

L Balaji delivered a double blow in the fifth over, Kings XI Punjab v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2014, Sharjah, April 22, 2014

L Balaji delivered a double blow in the fifth over

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Tournament Results
Air India v SB of Hyd at Bangalore - Sep 8, 2011
SB of Hyd won by 1 wicket (with 4 balls remaining)
Air India v IOC-XI at Bangalore - Sep 6, 2011
Air India won by 3 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
C A G v SB of Hyd at Chennai - Sep 5, 2011
SB of Hyd won by 108 runs
Air India v SB Patiala at Bangalore - Sep 3, 2011
Air India won by 6 wickets (with 67 balls remaining)
BPCL v India Cem at Chennai - Sep 3, 2011
India Cem won by 172 runs
BSNL v ONGC at Visakhapatnam - Sep 3, 2011
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
C. E. & C. v Electric Bd at Bangalore - Sep 3, 2011
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
Chemplast v IOC-XI at Visakhapatnam - Sep 3, 2011
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
C A G v SB of Mysore at Chennai - Sep 3, 2011
C A G won by 1 wicket (with 3 balls remaining)
Income Tax v MRF at Hyderabad (Deccan) - Sep 3, 2011
Income Tax won by 12 runs
SB of Hyd v Tata Sports at Hyderabad - Sep 3, 2011
SB of Hyd won by 5 wickets (with 43 balls remaining)
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