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Full Name : Murali Vijay
Date of Birth : April 1, 1984, Chennai
Major Teams : Tamil Nadu, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Daredevils, India
Batting Style : Right Hand Bat
Bowling Style : Right Arm Off Break
(This Murali Vijay Profile was written on Aug 5, 2014)
Murali Vijay is a stylish opening batsman from Tamil Nadu who has cemented his place in the Indian Test team. Vijay is an attractive, elegant strokeplayer. This 6ft 1 inch tall opener has shown tons of patience in the overseas tours leaving balls outside off for long hours and wait till the bowlers bowl at his body.
Murali Vijay has been successful in the Indian Premier League as well thanks to his effortless big hitting on the up. His nickname is ‘Monk’.
Making his Test debut against a pacy Australian attack at Nagpur in 2008, Murali Vijay quickly showed that he was quite adapt in handling pace and quality bowling at the international level.
Following the poor run of form to both Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir, India relied on the services of Murali Vijay. And the Tamil Nadu cricketer has replied with some superb knocks, especially overseas in England and Australia. In the recent times, Murali Vijay has transformed himself into a world class batsman who can score runs and also bat for long periods in all conditions home and away.
Murali Vijay has a tight technique and solid defenses on the frontfoot and backfoot. While he has shown extreme amounts of patience in Test cricket, Murali Vijay can go after the bowling right from the start. With almost all the shots in the book, Murali Vijay can score runs at a brisk rate which he has proven in the Indian Premier League for the Chennai Super Kings scoring two centuries for the franchise.
|Test debut||India v Australia at Nagpur, Nov 6-10, 2008|
|Last Test||India v Australia at Dharamsala, Mar 25-28, 2017|
|ODI debut||India v South Africa at Ahmedabad, Feb 27, 2010|
|Last ODI||Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jul 14, 2015|
|T20I debut||Afghanistan v India at Gros Islet, May 1, 2010|
|Last T20I||Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jul 19, 2015|
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