Lakshmipathy Balaji

India Lakshmipathy Balaji

Plays for India
Age 36 years 25 days
Born September 27, 1981, Madras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu
Batting Style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style Right-arm medium-fast
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.
Major Teams Affiliated With
India Albert TUTI Patriots Chennai Super Kings
Kings XI Punjab Kolkata Knight Riders Tamil Nadu

Batting Performance - as in the API

League 50 100 St Ct 6s 4s Ave HS Runs NO Inns Mat
listA 0 0 0 27 9.37 28* 328 17 52 100
firstClass 0 0 0 38 12.14 49* 1202 16 115 106
T20Is - - 0 0 - - - - - - - 5
ODIs 0 0 0 11 3 8 12.00 21* 120 6 16 30
tests 0 0 0 1 1 5 5.66 31 51 0 9 8

Bowling Performance - as in the API

League 10 5w 4w Econ Ave BBM BBI Wkts Runs Balls Inns Mat
listA 0 3 2 4.97 29.35 5/36 5/36 145 4257 5131 100
firstClass 4 16 18 2.82 26.10 7/42 330 8615 18299 106
T20Is 0 0 0 7.56 12.10 3/19 3/19 10 121 96 5 5
ODIs 0 0 1 5.57 39.52 4/48 4/48 34 1344 1447 30 30
tests 0 1 2 3.43 37.18 9/171 5/76 27 1004 1756 15 8
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