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Murali Vijay Murali Vijay DOB: April 1, 1984

Touted largely as India's first-choice opener in red-ball cricket - Murali Vijay plays an immensely important role in Indian team's batting line-up. Seen as an all-conditions' batting expert, Vijay had consistently proved his mettle in overseas conditions with his adaptable batting technique. He has the ability to stand up tall on the bouncy pitches of Australia and South Africa, and can also easily counter the seam and swing movement of the Dukes in English conditions. Just like any other Indian batsmen, Vijay can play spin exceptionally well with nimble foot movement that helps him to get to the pitch of the ball and play accordingly. After the toils of first-class cricket for his state side - Tamil Nadu, Vijay became famous for converting starts into huge scores. One of those big scores came in a 462-run opening stand with compatriot Abhinav Mukund, which earned him a Test call-up in 2008-09. He was called as replacement for Gautam Gambhir in the fourth Test against Australia in Nagpur. Post that, Vijay never looked back and went on to establish himself as a seasoned campaigner for the Indian team particularly in cricket's most challenging format - Test cricket. He is just as valuable to the Indian team as compared to Kohli, Pujara or Rahane and is India's go-to man at the highest level for the toughest conditions. In the glitzy Indian Premier League, the Chennai-born batsman plays for two-time champions Chennai Super Kings. Major teams: India, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab, Lyca Kovai Kings, Tamil Nadu Playing role: Opening batsman Batting style: Right-hand bat Bowling style: Right-arm offbreak

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Murali Vijay opts out of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament owing to personal reasons

Cricket | Dec 19, 2020, 08:35 PM IST

Medium-pacer K Vignesh, who tested positive for coronavirus, was replaced in the probables list by R S Jaganath Sinivas.

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Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Karthik, Vijay and Shankar named in Tamil Nadu probables

Cricket | Dec 16, 2020, 09:02 PM IST

Batsman K.B Arun Karthick, who returns to play for Tamil Nadu after a gap of seven years, and medium-pacer Sandeep Warrier, who moved from Kerala ahead of the season, have also been included in the list

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IPL 2020: MS Dhoni’s huge six during a practice game leaves CSK stars mesmerised | Watch

Cricket | Sep 10, 2020, 11:27 PM IST

'Beautiful timing, gifted bat swing!' exclaims Murali Vijay in awe of MS Dhoni's six during a practice match.

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Virat, Ashwin and Vijay my top picks as selector, says Kris Srikkanth

Cricket | May 30, 2020, 03:15 PM IST

Former Indian cricketer Kris Srikkanth has said that he is 'proud' of how the likes of Virat Kohli, Ravichandran Ashwin and Murali Vijay were groomed during his tenure as chief selector.

Chennai Super Kings won their second IPL title in 2011

This day, that year: When Murali Vijay's blistering 95 guided CSK to 2nd straight IPL title in 2011

Cricket | May 28, 2020, 11:16 AM IST

A lot had changed when IPL had rolled into its fourth edition. There increase in the number of teams, players and a slight change in format was made as well. But formidability factor and the stronghold over the title from CSK remained the same.

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I tell Murali Vijay he is like my wife, we have arguments but they get sorted quickly: Dhawan

Cricket | May 26, 2020, 08:31 AM IST

Notably, the pair have opened together in 41 Test innings scoring 1748 runs ar 43.70 with three-century stands. They are the third-highest Indian opening pair in Tests

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Ellyse Perry responds to Murali Vijay’s wish to have dinner with her

Cricket | May 04, 2020, 10:06 AM IST

Perry, in conversation with Sony Sports in an Instagram Live session, said that it was very kind of him to pick her name.

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Kind of players who joined CSK from first season onwards are legends of world cricket: Murali Vijay

Cricket | Apr 15, 2020, 03:40 PM IST

Vijay has been part of CSK's three IPL winning campaigns, scoring 2173 runs in 86 innings at 26.50. He is in fact the fourth-highest run-getter in CSK after Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni and Mike Hussey. 

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MS Dhoni is always a calming factor in the middle: Murali Vijay

Cricket | Apr 14, 2020, 03:24 PM IST

Vijay gave the example of the 2014 England series where he and Dhoni shared a 126-run partnership at Trent Bridge.

Ranji Trophy: Murali Vijay fined 10 per cent match fee for showing dissent

Ranji Trophy: Murali Vijay fined 10 per cent match fee for showing dissent

Cricket | Dec 09, 2019, 11:20 PM IST

The incident happened just two balls before tea in the 70th over when Ravichandran Ashwin and Co. vociferously made a caught behind appeal against Pavan Deshpande but it was shot down by umpire Nitin Pandit.

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Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Karthik, Vijay efforts in vain as UP beat Tamil Nadu

Cricket | Nov 11, 2019, 05:30 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh batsman Upendra Yadav scored a 41-ball 70 to power the side to a five-wicket victory over Tamil Nadu in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

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'I play cricket for sheer pride': Murali Vijay not worried about India comeback

Cricket | Aug 31, 2019, 04:36 PM IST

India's out-of-favour opening batsman Murali Vijay has said that he only wants to play cricket, and is not worried about playing for India, or at the 'world level'.

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Indian opener Murali Vijay to join Somerset in County Championships

Cricket | Aug 26, 2019, 10:54 AM IST

India's out-of-favour opening batsman Murali Vijay will join County side Somerset for a three-game stint. He will be replacing Pakistan's Azhar Ali in the side.

Muraji Vijay to play for English county side Somerset

Muraji Vijay to play for English county side Somerset

Cricket | Aug 25, 2019, 11:04 PM IST

Murali Vijay featured in three Specsavers County Championship matches for Essex last season, scoring over 320 runs at an average of 64.60.

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IPL 2019: Suresh Raina lights up Chepauk during Chennai Super Kings' practice match as 'Yellow Fever' grips Chennai

Cricket | Mar 17, 2019, 11:27 PM IST

The hugely popular Suresh Raina (56), coming in at number three, was the only batter to post a half-century.

VVS Laxman feels it's 'unfair and unfortunate' for Hanuma Vihari to open in MCG

VVS Laxman feels it's 'unfair and unfortunate' for Hanuma Vihari to open at MCG

Cricket | Dec 26, 2018, 02:26 PM IST

VVS Laxman also said that he was surprised to see India's choice of the new opening pair, while adding that the team management should have backed Murali Vijay.

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KL Rahul, Murali Vijay's lack of form a 'big concern': Ravi Shastri

Cricket | Dec 23, 2018, 11:09 AM IST

KL Rahul and Murali Vijay have failed to score big in any of the four innings they had in Australia till now in this tour.

India vs Australia: Lessons from Adelaide for Virat Kohli and his men

India vs Australia: Lessons from Adelaide for Virat Kohli and his men

Cricket | Dec 11, 2018, 08:44 AM IST

There is no doubt that Virat Kohli and Co. have every right to revel in their hard-fought triumph, a few headaches persist even after the fabulous win.

India vs Australia Test Series

Exclusive | Not just Virat but the rest of the batting has to click if India want to win, says Sourav Ganguly

Cricket | Dec 14, 2018, 06:25 PM IST

Dada also sees the tour as an opportunity for Virat Kohli to stamp his name among the greatest captains in the history of Indian cricket.

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India vs Australia, 1st Test, Watch IND vs AUS Live Match on SonyLIV, Sony SIX HD and Sony Ten 3

Cricket | Dec 09, 2018, 06:46 AM IST

India vs Australia, 1st Test, Watch IND vs AUS Live Match Stream online on SonyLIV and watch tv coverage on Sony SIX and Sony Ten 3 and get live score and updates at IndiaTV Sports.

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