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Murali Vijay

Murali Vijay

Born April 1, 1984
Chennai
Age 32 Years, 6 Months, 2 Days
National Side India
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Off break
Batting Rank Test - 16
Bowling Rank Test - NA
Teams Played India, India A, India B, India Blue, India Green, India Red, Rest of India, South Zone, Mohali, Chennai, Delhi, Central Stags, Tamil Nadu, Lyca Kovai Kings
Man of the Match Test - 0, ODI - 1, T20I - 0, IPL - 6, CL - 1,
Career Span 2008 - 2016, 2010 - 2015, 2010 - 2015, 2009 - 2016, 2010 - 2013,

For someone who picked up the game at the age of 17, Murali Vijay has surely come a long way. A prolific scorer in the domestic circuit, the Tamil Nadu opener got his lucky break when in 2008, Gautam Gambhir was banned for a Test against Australia. The opener made a quietly confident start to his career making 33 and 41 on debut. However, the return of Gambhir meant that he had to wait until 2009 for his second chance. Vijay struck a fine 87 falling tantalisingly short of his maiden century. He played a part in the Bangladesh and South Africa Test series before making his ODI debut against South Africa in 2010.

Murali Vijay OVERLALL STATS

Batting & Fielding Performance

  MIN/ORHS100s50s4s6sAvgS/RCtSt
Test 406812778167 v AUS6143392241.4646.57320
ODI 1716033972 v ZIM0133321.1866.9990
T20I 9 9016948 v AFG0013818.77109.7430
IPL 10010052511127 v JAI2132378926.43123.39460
CL 1919049773 v VIC03531526.15118.0590

Bowling Performance

  IOMRWBest3w5wAvgE/RS/R
Test 1244512011/12 v ENG00120.002.72264.00
ODI 2603711/19 v ZIM0037.006.1636.00
T20I 120900/9 v ZIM00-4.50-
IPL 4604900/8 v SRH00-8.16-
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Murali Vijay AGAINST OPPOSITION

Test

Batting & Fielding Performance

  MIN/ORHS100s50s4s/6sAvgS/RCtSt
Australia 10 19 0 1162 167 4 5 139 / 14 61.15 51.25 7 0
Bangladesh 2 2 0 180 150 1 0 15 / 1 90.00 56.07 1 0
England 5 10 0 402 146 1 2 56 / 2 40.20 38.14 2 0
New Zealand 3 6 0 189 76 0 2 24 / 1 31.50 42.09 3 0
South Africa 9 16 1 429 97 0 2 61 / 1 28.60 40.89 6 0
Sri Lanka 4 6 0 268 87 0 3 27 / 3 44.66 57.02 5 0
West Indies 7 9 0 148 45 0 0 17 / 0 16.44 41.80 8 0
Total 40 68 1 2778 167 v AUS 6 14 339/22 44.65 46.75 32 0

Bowling Performance

  IOMRWBest3w/5wAvgE/RS/R
Australia 3 24 3 70 0 0/14 0 / 0 - 2.91 -
Bangladesh 1 1 1 0 0 0/0 0 / 0 - 0.00 -
England 4 10 1 32 1 1/12 0 / 0 32.00 3.20 60.00
New Zealand 2 6 0 13 0 0/3 0 / 0 - 2.16 -
South Africa 2 3 0 5 0 0/2 0 / 0 - 1.66 -
Total 12 44 5 120 1 0/14 v AUS 0/0 6.40 1.99 12.00

ODI

T20I

IPL

CL

Murali Vijay LOCATION WISE STATS

Test

Batting & Fielding Performance

  MIN/ORHS100s50s4s/6sAvgS/RCtSt
Away 24 42 0 1548 150 v BAN 3 9 184 / 11 36.85 45.44 19 0
Home 16 26 1 1230 167 v AUS 3 5 155 / 11 49.20 48.08 13 0
Total 40 68 1 2778 167 v AUS 6 14 339/22 43.03 46.76 32 0

Bowling Performance

  IOMRWBest3w/5wAvgE/RS/R
Away 9 36 5 105 1 1/12 v ENG 0 / 0 105.00 2.91 216.00
Home 3 8 0 15 0 0/0 v BAN 0 / 0 - 1.87 -
Total 12 44 5 120 1 1/12 v ENG 0/0 52.50 2.39 108.00

ODI

T20I

IPL

CL

Murali Vijay YEAR WISE STATS

Test

Batting & Fielding Performance

  MIN/ORHS100s50s4s/6sAvgS/R CtSt
2008 1 2 0 74 41 v AUS 0 0 7 / 0 37.00 55.22 1 0
2009 1 1 0 87 87 v SL 0 1 10 / 1 87.00 71.90 2 0
2010 7 11 0 376 139 v AUS 1 1 45 / 2 34.18 46.82 4 0
2011 3 6 0 72 45 v WI 0 0 6 / 0 12.00 36.36 3 0
2013 8 13 0 647 167 v AUS 2 2 94 / 6 49.76 46.95 10 0
2014 10 20 0 852 146 v ENG 2 5 110 / 6 42.60 44.84 5 0
2015 7 12 1 522 150 v BAN 1 3 50 / 6 47.45 49.06 6 0
2016 3 3 0 148 76 v NZ 0 2 17 / 1 49.33 40.43 1 0
Total 40 68 1 2778 167 v AUS 6 14 339/22 44.92 48.95 32 0

Bowling Performance

  IOMRWBest3w/5wAvgE/RS/R
2013 1 1 0 3 0 0/3 v SA 0 / 0 - 3.00 -
2014 7 34 4 102 1 1/12 v ENG 0 / 0 102.00 3.00 204.00
2015 2 3 1 2 0 0/0 v BAN 0 / 0 - 0.66 -
2016 2 6 0 13 0 0/3 v NZ 0 / 0 - 2.16 -
Total 12 44 5 120 1 1/12 v ENG 0/0 25.50 2.21 51.00

ODI

T20I

IPL

CL

Last 5 Performances

Batting Bowling Opposition Match Date
65(170) & 76(170) 0/10 & 0/3 v New Zealand Sep 22, 2016
DNB - v West Indies Aug 18, 2016
7(26) - v West Indies Jul 21, 2016
12(59) & 3(15) 0/2 v South Africa Dec 03, 2015
40(84) & 5(15) - v South Africa Nov 25, 2015

MURALI VIJAY's profile

For someone who picked up the game at the age of 17, Murali Vijay has surely come a long way. A prolific scorer in the domestic circuit, the Tamil Nadu opener got his lucky break when in 2008, Gautam Gambhir was banned for a Test against Australia. The opener made a quietly confident start to his career making 33 and 41 on debut. However, the return of Gambhir meant that he had to wait until 2009 for his second chance. Vijay struck a fine 87 falling tantalisingly short of his maiden century. He played a part in the Bangladesh and South Africa Test series before making his ODI debut against South Africa in 2010.

A batsman who epitomises elegance, Vijay has a wide array of shots but at times is criticized for not converting starts. He played some crucial knocks in the shortest format but the runs dried up in the longest format and his first-class form took a steep downward slope. After just one century in Tests, he went through a barren run and failed miserably in his only full series as a Test opener. He was dropped from the side but after nearly two years, a double-century in the Irani Trophy and a strong run in the Challenger Trophy in 2012 powered his career revival as he was selected for the Test series against Australia. He made sure that this time he made the most of the opportunity with back-to-back 150 plus scores.

For six seasons, Murali Vijay enjoyed a very prosperous time with the Chennai franchise in the Indian T20 League. However, for the seventh edition, Chennai did not retain him and their loss was Delhi’s gain who drafted the talented opener for 5 crores.

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