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Murali Vijay

Murali Vijay

Born April 1, 1984 Chennai
Age 31 Years, 3 Months, 3 Days
National Side India
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Off break
Batting Rank Test - 20
Bowling Rank Test - NA
Teams Played India, India A, India B, India Blue, India Red, Rest of India, South Zone, Mohali, Chennai, Delhi, Central Stags, Tamil Nadu
Man of the Match Test - 0, ODI - 0, T20I - 0, IPL - 6, CL - 1,
Career Span 2008 - 2015, 2010 - 2013, 2010 - 2011, 2009 - 2015, 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 325602338167 v AUS6102911841.7547.00280
ODI 1413025333 v NZ0030119.4666.4080
T20I 77012248 v AFG 008617.4298.3830
IPL 868642058127 v JAI281877925.09123.16440
CL 1919049773 v VIC03531526.15118.0590

Bowling Performance

  IOMRWBest3w5wAvgE/RS/R
Test 936.0510511/12 v ENG00105.002.91216.00
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IPL 3 5.004100/12 v MUM00-8.20-
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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 2 4 0 48 26 0 0 8 / 0 12.00 44.03 2 0
South Africa 5 9 0 219 97 0 1 34 / 0 24.33 38.96 5 0
Sri Lanka 3 4 0 186 87 0 2 23 / 1 46.50 55.85 3 0
West Indies 5 8 0 141 45 0 0 16 / 0 17.62 42.98 8 0
Total 32 56 0 2338 167 v AUS 6 10 291/18 41.69 46.75 28 0

Bowling Performance

  IOMRWBest3w/5wAvgE/RS/R
Australia 3 24.0 3 70 0 0/14 0 / 0 - 2.91 -
Bangladesh 1 1.0 1 0 0 0/0 0 / 0 - 0.00 -
England 4 10.0 1 32 1 1/12 0 / 0 32.00 3.20 60.00
South Africa 1 1.0 0 3 0 0/3 0 / 0 - 3.00 -
Total 9 36.0 5 105 1 0/14 v AUS 0/0 8.00 2.28 15.00

ODI

T20I

IPL

CL

Murali Vijay LOCATION WISE STATS

Test

Batting & Fielding Performance

  MIN/ORHS100s50s4s/6sAvgS/RCtSt
Away 21 39 0 1459 150 v BAN 3 8 179 / 9 37.41 44.98 17 0
Home 11 17 0 879 167 v AUS 3 2 112 / 9 51.70 50.77 11 0
Total 32 56 0 2338 167 v AUS 6 10 291/18 44.56 47.88 28 0

Bowling Performance

  IOMRWBest3w/5wAvgE/RS/R
Away 9 36.0 5 105 1 1/12 v ENG 0 / 0 105.00 2.91 216.00
Total 9 36.0 5 105 1 1/12 v ENG 0/0 105.00 2.91 216.00

ODI

T20I

IPL

CL

Murali Vijay YEAR WISE STATS

Test

Batting & Fielding Performance

  MIN/ORHS100s50s4s/6sAvgS/RCtSt
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 2 3 0 230 150 v BAN 1 1 19 / 3 76.66 52.27 3 0
Total 32 56 0 2338 167 v AUS 6 10 291/18 48.46 50.62 28 0

Bowling Performance

  IOMRWBest3w/5wAvgE/RS/R
2013 1 1.0 0 3 0 0/3 v SA 0 / 0 - 3.00 -
2014 7 34.0 4 102 1 1/12 v ENG 0 / 0 102.00 3.00 204.00
2015 1 1.0 1 0 0 0/0 v BAN 0 / 0 - 0.00 -
Total 9 36.0 5 105 1 1/12 v ENG 0/0 34.00 2.00 68.00

ODI

T20I

IPL

CL

Last 5 Performances

Batting Bowling Opposition Match Date
150(272) 0/0 v Bangladesh Jun 10, 2015
0(3) & 80(165) - v Australia Jan 06, 2015
68(135) & 11(28) 0/14 v Australia Dec 26, 2014
144(213) & 27(39) - v Australia Dec 17, 2014
53(88) & 99(234) 0/29 & 0/27 v Australia Dec 09, 2014

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.