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Murali Kartik

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Slow left-arm orthodox
Played for:
India, Central Zone, India A, Indian Board President's XI, Indian Inv XI, India Red, India Seniors, Lancashire, Rest of India, Surrey, Bangalore, Kolkata, Punjab, Middlesex, India Under-19, Somerset, Railways, Pune
Roles played:
Bowler
Home country:
India
Born:
September 11, 1976, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Profile

Perhaps the most unfortunate left-arm spinner amongst the lot, Murali Kartik's presence was overshadowed due to the already existing geniuses in the form of Anil Kumble, and later, Harbhajan Singh. With a high-arm action, Kartik is known for his ability to generate extra spin and bounce, and possesses a trajectory of a different kind.

Kartik made his first-class debut in 1996/97 and represented the Railways, before being selected in the Indian U-19 team. He then went on to debut at the international level in a Test match in 2000, against South Africa in Mumbai. Disciplinary issues had serious repercussions on his career as he was often used as a defensive option. The then skipper Sourav Ganguly's lack of trust in him stripped him of further chances and resulted in him underbowling. However, Kartik rose to prominence in ODIs since his debut in 2002, and impressed with his classically moulded bowling. His moment of glory came against Australia in 2004-05, where India clinched a famous victory, thanks to his seven-wicket haul. Kartik played just one Test after this and was then consigned to the fringes.

Later, a solid performance in a stint with Middlesex in 2007 helped him regain his place in the ODI side for a series against Australia. He remains a popular overseas player in county cricket, with representation for Lancashire, Middlesex and later, Somerset. Kartik was bought by Kolkata in the first edition of the Indian T20 league before moving to the Pune franchise. He was bought by Bengaluru later. In the 2014 auction, he was purchased by Mohali.


Fast Facts

  • Murali Kartik is the only player in the world to have played the IPL and Stanford 20/20 in the inaugural season (2008).


Statistics

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  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 8 10 88 1 9.77 38.09 0 0 43
ODI 37 14 126 5 14.00 70.78 0 0 32*
T20 1 0 0 - 0.00 0 0
IPL 54 16 113 9 16.14 104.63 0 0 21
CLT20 5 1 0 0 0.00 0.00 0 0 0
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 8 15 1932 820 24 4/44 / 34.16 2.54 1 0 0 17
ODI 37 36 1907 1612 37 6/27 / 43.56 5.07 0 1 0 44
T20 1 1 24 27 0 0/27 / - 6.75 0 0 0 0
IPL 54 53 1102 1297 30 3/17 / 43.23 7.06 0 0 0 32
CLT20 5 4 90 112 3 2/23 / 37.33 7.46 0 0 0 3
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 2 0 0
ODI 10 0 0
IPL 19 0 1
CLT20 1 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2000-2004
 
ODI:
2002-2007
 
T20:
2007-2007
 
IPL:
2008-2013
 
CLT20:
2011-2011
Test
Debut:
India Vs South Africa at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai (Bombay) - Feb 24, 2000
Last played:
India Vs South Africa at Green Park, Kanpur - Nov 20, 2004
ODI
Debut:
India Vs Zimbabwe at Lal Bahadur Stadium (Fateh Maidan), Hyderabad - Mar 16, 2002
Last played:
India Vs Pakistan at Sawai Mansingh Stadium (Chogan Stadium), Jaipur - Nov 18, 2007
T20
Debut:
India Vs Australia at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai (Bombay) - Oct 20, 2007
Last played:
India Vs Australia at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai (Bombay) - Oct 20, 2007
IPL
Debut:
Kolkata Vs Bangalore at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore - Karnataka - Apr 18, 2008
Last played:
Bangalore Vs Kolkata at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi - May 12, 2013
CLT20
Debut:
Somerset Vs Kolkata at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad - Sep 25, 2011
Last played:
Somerset Vs Mumbai at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai - Oct 08, 2011
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