Lakshmipathy Balaji      

Full name Lakshmipathy Balaji

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

Current age 33 years 92 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 101 108 15 1174 49* 12.62 0 0 35 0
List A 96 50 17 328 28* 9.93 436 75.22 0 0 25 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 101 17366 8152 318 7/42 25.63 2.81 54.6 18 16 4
List A 96 4959 4145 137 5/36 5/36 30.25 5.01 36.1 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 Madhya Pradesh at Chennai, Dec 21-24, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 2001/02
Last List A Goa v Tamil Nadu at Secunderabad, Nov 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
0/28, 6, 1, 0/0 Tamil Nadu v M. Pradesh Chennai 21 Dec 2014 FC
9, 0/8, 1/14 Tamil Nadu v J + K Dindgul 14 Dec 2014 FC
2/50, 11, 0/68, 0 Tamil Nadu v Karnataka Bangalore 7 Dec 2014 FC
7, 0/17 Tamil Nadu v Goa Secunderabad 11 Nov 2014 LA
1/42, 0 Tamil Nadu v Karnataka Secunderabad 10 Nov 2014 LA
2/52 Tamil Nadu v Kerala Secunderabad 8 Nov 2014 LA
3/55 Tamil Nadu v Hyderabad Secunderabad 7 Nov 2014 LA
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
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

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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

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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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Country Fixtures Country Results
3rd Test: Australia v India at Melbourne - Dec 26-30
Australia 530 India 462/8
Group C: Assam v H. Pradesh at Guwahati - Dec 28-31
H. Pradesh 282/2
Group A: Bengal v Mumbai at Kolkata - Dec 28-31
Mumbai 306/4
Group B: Delhi v Gujarat at Delhi - Dec 28-31
Delhi 178/1
Group B: Haryana v Odisha at Rohtak - Dec 28-31
Haryana 127 Odisha 39/0
Group C: Jharkhand v Kerala at Dhanbad - Dec 28-31
Jharkhand 246/6
Group B: Rajasthan v Vidarbha at Jaipur - Dec 28-31
Vidarbha 236/6
Group B: Saurashtra v Punjab at Rajkot - Dec 28-31
Punjab 327/3
Group A: Tamil Nadu v Railways at Chennai - Dec 28-31
Tamil Nadu 144/4
Group A: U. Pradesh v J + K at Kanpur - Dec 28-31
U. Pradesh 113/0
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