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Lakshmipathy Balaji

Team flagIND42 yrs
batting styleright-arm medium fast Bowler

Professional Details

Batsright handed . lower order
Bowlsright-arm medium fast . Faster

Teams played for

India Chennai Super Kings Tamil Nadu Kolkata Knight Riders Kings XI Punjab TUTI Patriots

Personal Details

NameLakshmipathy Balaji
Birth27 Sep 1981
Birth PlaceMadras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu
Height6 ft 2 in
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Player Bio
L Balaji emerged as one of India's leading fast bowlers on the historic tour of Pakistan in 2003-04. He was particularly lethal in the third Test in Rawalpindi, where he consistently swung the ball away and snapped up a then career-best of 4 for 63. Balaji was the first bowler to take a hat-trick in the IPL. His open-chested action, combined with a tendency to bowl wide from the crease, lulls batsmen into believing that the ball will come in with the arm. In 2012, he had a stunning IPL, leading all bowlers in economy rate. He also earned a comeback to the Indian national team for the World Twenty20 2012. After representing CSK and KKR in the earlier editions of IPL, Balaji, who leads Tamil Nadu in the domestic circuit, was recruited by KXIP ahead of the 2014 season.