• Coach:

    Stephen Fleming

  • Captain:

    MS Dhoni

  • CLT20 Best:

    2010 Champions

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Role Bowler
Bats Right-handed
Bowls Right-arm medium fast

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Birth Date 27 September 1981
Country India
CLT20 debut 2010

L Balaji emerged as one of India's leading fast bowlers in 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 4/63. Balaji is the first bowler to take a hattrick 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 T20 World Cup.

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