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Lakshmipathy Balaji      

Full name Lakshmipathy Balaji

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

Current age 35 years 2 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 106 115 16 1202 49* 12.14 0 0 38 0
List A 100 52 17 328 28* 9.37 439 74.71 0 0 27 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 106 18299 8615 330 7/42 26.10 2.82 55.4 18 16 4
List A 100 5131 4257 145 5/36 5/36 29.35 4.97 35.3 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 Karnataka v Tamil Nadu at Mumbai, Mar 8-12, 2015 scorecard
List A debut 2001/02
Last List A Gujarat v Tamil Nadu at Alur, Dec 26, 2015 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
2/8 Patriots v Gillies Chennai 18 Sep 2016 Other T20
1/30 Patriots v Dragons Tirunelveli 16 Sep 2016 Other T20
0/18 Patriots v Super Giants Chennai 13 Sep 2016 Other T20
0/37 Patriots v Warriors Dindigul 11 Sep 2016 Other T20
5/18 Patriots v Veerans Dindigul 7 Sep 2016 Other T20
1/10, 2* Patriots v Kaalai Tirunelveli 3 Sep 2016 Other T20
4, 0/19 Patriots v Kovai Kings Chennai 31 Aug 2016 Other T20
2/26 Patriots v Gillies Chennai 24 Aug 2016 Other T20
1/37, 0 Tamil Nadu v Gujarat Alur 26 Dec 2015 LA
3/32, 0 Tamil Nadu v U. Pradesh Bangalore 24 Dec 2015 LA
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
Mumbai v U. Pradesh at Hyderabad (Deccan) - Jan 12-16, 2009
Mumbai won by 243 runs
Mumbai v Saurashtra at Chennai - Jan 4-7, 2009
Match drawn
Tamil Nadu v U. Pradesh at Nagpur - Jan 4-7, 2009
Match drawn
Gujarat v U. Pradesh at Vadodara - Dec 26-29, 2008
Match drawn
Mumbai v H. Pradesh at Ahmedabad - Dec 26-29, 2008
Mumbai won by 9 wickets
Saurashtra v Karnataka at Mumbai (BS) - Dec 26-29, 2008
Saurashtra won by 5 wickets
Tamil Nadu v Bengal at Bangalore - Dec 26-29, 2008
Tamil Nadu won by 8 wickets
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