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Murali Vijay
Murali Vijay

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Batting Style: Right Handed

DOB: 1st Apr 1984

Bowling Style: Off break

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Career Stats
Batting & Fielding
Format Mat Inns NO Runs Avge HS BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct st
Tests 51 87 1 3408 39.63 167 7360 46.3 9 15 406 31 43 0
ODIs 17 16 0 339 21.19 72 506 67 0 1 33 3 9 0
T20is 9 9 0 169 18.78 48 154 109.74 0 0 13 8 3 0
First Class 115 192 7 8026 43.38 266 16366 49.04 20 34 977 102 91 0
List A 81 80 2 3227 41.37 155 3703 87.15 7 17 283 62 35 0
T20s 153 151 5 3727 25.53 127 3066 121.56 2 20 347 132 62 0
Bowling
Format Mat Inns Balls Mdns Runs Wkts Avge Eco SR BBI 4w 5w 10
Tests 51 14 324 5 164 1 164 3.04 324 1/12 0 0 0
ODIs 17 2 36 0 37 1 37 6.17 36 1/19 0 0 0
T20is 9 1 12 0 9 0 4.5 0/9 0 0 0
First Class 115 40 995 18 574 11 52.18 3.46 90.45 3/46 0 0 0
List A 81 15 323 1 305 9 33.89 5.67 35.89 3/13 0 0 0
T20s 153 7 60 0 70 0 7 0/4 0 0 0
Profile

Stylish at the crease and flashy off it, M Vijay's arrival on the domestic scene provided much cause for optimism among the Tamil Nadu faithful. His ability to play long innings in the four-day game was backed up by an aggressive approach in limited-overs cricket, and the beauty of his strokeplay instantly caught the eye. A record 462-run stand with Abhinav Mukund against Maharashtra underlined Vijay's ability to take the bowling apart once he's got his eye in. An injury to Gautam Gambhir handed Vijay his Test debut against Australia in Nagpur in 2008, and scores of 33 and 41 confirmed that he could make the transition to the highest level. However, a set opening partnership in the Indian team meant Vijay was in and out of the XI and when the chance came to establish himself, he let himself down. Someone of his ability should have done better than averaging 30 from 12 Tests and 17 from 11 one-day internationals and when Vijay was dropped from the national team it came as no surprise. At 28 Vijay still has time on his side, but he will have to show more consistency at the domestic level to claw his way back into the Indian team. In the IPL Vijay has served up constant reminders of his talent, the 42-ball 95 that helped the Chennai Super Kings clinch the title against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2011 final being a case in point.

Last Updated:1st Apr 2016 Author:Manoj Narayan
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