Murali Kartik

India Murali Kartik

Plays for India
Age 41 years 42 days
Born September 11, 1976, Madras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu
Batting Style Left-hand bat
Bowling Style Slow left-arm orthodox
A left-arm spinner in the classical mould, Murali Kartik had long been on the fringes of the national team without sealing a regular place. He has a high-arm action straight from the coaching manual, and possesses all the weapons in his armoury. But he hasn't always had the breaks and played the understudy to Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh for most of his career. He came close to selection during India's disastrous tour of England in 2011 but Amit Mishra was preferred. Kartik forced his way into the Indian team in 1999-2000 after impressive performances in the domestic games, but didn't seem to enjoy Sourav Ganguly's confidence and was either used as a defensive option or underbowled. He made his mark as a one-day bowler against West Indies in 2002-03, consistently keeping the batsmen in check on flat pitches.
Major Teams Affiliated With
India India Green Kings XI Punjab
Kolkata Knight Riders Lancashire Middlesex
Pune Warriors Railways Royal Challengers Bangalore
Somerset Surrey

Batting Performance - as in the API

League 50 100 St Ct 6s 4s Ave HS Runs NO Inns Mat
listA 0 0 0 66 11.89 44 773 29 94 194
firstClass 21 0 0 143 20.19 96 4423 39 258 203
T20Is - - 0 0 - - - - - - - 1
ODIs 0 0 0 10 1 10 14.00 32* 126 5 14 37
tests 0 0 0 2 0 11 9.77 43 88 1 10 8

Bowling Performance - as in the API

League 10 5w 4w Econ Ave BBM BBI Wkts Runs Balls Inns Mat
listA 0 2 5 4.39 28.29 6/27 6/27 249 7046 9619 194
firstClass 5 36 2.42 26.70 9/70 644 17195 42547 203
T20Is 0 0 0 6.75 - - - 0 27 24 1 1
ODIs 0 1 0 5.07 43.56 6/27 6/27 37 1612 1907 36 37
tests 0 0 1 2.54 34.16 7/76 4/44 24 820 1932 15 8
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