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Balaji Rao      

Full name Wandavasi Dorakanti Balaji Rao

Born March 4, 1978, Madras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu

Current age 36 years 46 days

Major teams Canada, Railways, Tamil Nadu

Also known as Kutty

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Wandavasi Dorakanti Balaji Rao
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 10 8 0 59 24 7.37 89 66.29 0 0 4 1 3 0
T20Is 4 4 1 32 22* 10.66 30 106.66 0 0 1 2 1 0
First-class 33 39 14 276 27 11.04 0 0 17 0
List A 36 18 3 153 39 10.20 0 0 14 0
Twenty20 6 5 2 34 22* 11.33 31 109.67 0 0 1 2 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 10 10 474 448 12 4/57 4/57 37.33 5.67 39.5 1 0 0
T20Is 4 4 84 107 6 3/21 3/21 17.83 7.64 14.0 0 0 0
First-class 33 6068 2884 94 5/47 30.68 2.85 64.5 4 0
List A 36 1638 1334 42 4/44 4/44 31.76 4.88 39.0 2 0 0
Twenty20 6 5 102 131 8 3/21 3/21 16.37 7.70 12.7 0 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Canada v West Indies at King City (NW), Aug 24, 2008 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v Canada at Bangalore, Mar 16, 2011 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Canada v Pakistan at King City (NW), Oct 10, 2008 scorecard
Last T20I Canada v Zimbabwe at King City (NW), Oct 13, 2008 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class span 1994-2001
List A debut 1994/95
Last List A Australia v Canada at Bangalore, Mar 16, 2011 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Canada v Pakistan at King City (NW), Oct 10, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Canada v Trinidad & Tobago at North Sound, Jan 15, 2011 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
5, 0/46 Canada v Australia Bangalore 16 Mar 2011 ODI # 3134
2/62, 9 Canada v New Zealand Mumbai 13 Mar 2011 ODI # 3129
1/36 Canada v Kenya Delhi 7 Mar 2011 ODI # 3122
2/50, 1 Canada v Pakistan Colombo (RPS) 3 Mar 2011 ODI # 3116
4/57, 1 Canada v Zimbabwe Nagpur 28 Feb 2011 ODI # 3111
0/48, 6 Canada v Sri Lanka Hambantota 20 Feb 2011 ODI # 3102
1/38, 6* Canada v England Fatullah 16 Feb 2011 Other OD
- Canada v Bangladesh Chittagong 12 Feb 2011 Other OD
10, 1/20 Canada v Afghanistan Dubai (CA2) 8 Feb 2011 Other OD
2/12 Canada v Netherlands Dubai (CA) 6 Feb 2011 Other OD
Profile

The 2000-2001 season marked a revival of fortunes for WD Balaji Rao who made a precocious entry into first-class cricket before turning 17, only to disappear into the wilderness soon after. Playing for India Youth in January 1995 against an England A team which had six past or future Test players, he mopped up seven wickets. Just one day later, he was rushed into the Tamil Nadu side for a Ranji Trophy clash with Kerala. Part of the India Under-19s for four years, Rao toured England, Australia and Sri Lanka and played South Africa at home. After spending three seasons with Tamil Nadu, he accepted an offer to play for Railways in 1999-2000, but with little success.

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Mar 15, 2011

Balaji Rao gets ready to bowl during Canada's training session, Bangalore, March 15, 2011

Balaji Rao gets ready to bowl during Canada's training session

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Mar 13, 2011

Balaji Rao picked up two wickets, Canada v New Zealand, World Cup 2011, Group A, Mumbai, March 13 2011

Balaji Rao picked up two wickets

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Mar 6, 2011

Balaji Rao prepares to bowl during practice, Delhi, March 6, 2011

Balaji Rao prepares to bowl during practice

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