Murali Kartik

Country: India
Born: September 11, 1976, Madras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu
Height: 6ft
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Slow Left arm Orthodox
Playing role: Bowler

Murali Kartik Bio

Murali Kartik is a highly skilled left-arm spinner hailing from India. With his classical style and a high-arm action, Kartik possesses all the necessary weapons in his arsenal to trouble even the most accomplished batsmen. However, despite his undeniable talents, he has often found himself on the fringes of the national team, playing understudy to the likes of Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh.

Born on September 11, 1976, in Chennai, Kartik showcased outstanding performances in domestic games that caught the attention of the national selectors. As a result, he earned his place in the Indian team in 1999-2000. Unfortunately, Kartik faced difficulty in gaining the confidence of the captain, Sourav Ganguly, which inevitably led to inconsistent opportunities and being underutilized in the team.

Nonetheless, Kartik proved his mettle as a one-day bowler against the West Indies in the 2002-03 series. On flat pitches, he consistently kept the opposition’s batsmen in check, showcasing his ability to restrict the flow of runs. However, his true moment of glory arrived during the 2004-05 series against Australia in Mumbai. In a grueling match on a dusty pitch, Kartik mesmerized the Australian batsmen and single-handedly bowled India to a memorable victory, taking seven wickets in the match.

Despite this exceptional performance, Kartik’s international appearances were limited, and he was unfortunately consigned to the periphery of the team. However, he found success in English domestic cricket, particularly during his stint with Middlesex in 2007. Kartik’s exceptional performance in the Pro40 league, claiming 12 wickets at an average of 20.75, brought him back into the reckoning for the Indian one-day side. He made a comeback during the seven-match series against Australia in October 2007.

Kartik’s talent has not gone unnoticed in the world of T20 cricket either. He was a part of Middlesex’s victorious squad in the 2008 Twenty20 competition. Moreover, Kartik holds the unique distinction of being the only player to have participated in the inaugural season of both the IPL and Stanford 20/20.

Following his stint with Middlesex, Kartik enjoyed a successful spell at Somerset before eventually signing with Surrey for the 2011 season. While his international appearances have been intermittent, Kartik has continued to perform consistently throughout his career.

Off the field, Kartik is known for his dedication and professionalism. He possesses a strong work ethic which resonates throughout his performances, making him a valuable asset to any team he represents.

Murali Kartik is an immensely talented left-arm spinner whose abilities have often been overshadowed by the presence of other star spinners in the Indian national team. Nevertheless, his performances, particularly his outstanding match-winning spell against Australia, have solidified his reputation as a skilled and committed cricketer. With an impressive track record in domestic and international cricket, Kartik continues to be a force to be reckoned with in the world of spin bowling.

Murali Kartik Career Stats

Murali Kartik Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 8 10 1 88 43 9.77 231 38.09 0 0 11 0 2 0
T20Is 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 0 0
ODIs 37 14 5 126 32* 14 178 70.78 0 0 10 1 10 0
FC 203 258 39 4423 96 20.19 - - 0 21 - - 143 0
List A 194 94 29 773 44 11.89 - - 0 0 - - 66 0
T20s 147 46 21 320 35 12.8 290 110.34 0 0 28 5 38 0

Murali Kartik Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 8 15 1932 820 24 4/44 7/76 34.16 2.54 80.5 1 0 0
T20Is 1 1 24 27 0 - - - 6.75 - 0 0 0
ODIs 37 36 1907 1612 37 6/27 6/27 43.56 5.07 51.5 0 1 0
FC 203 - 42547 17195 644 9/70 - 26.7 2.42 66 - 36 5
List A 194 - 9619 7046 249 6/27 6/27 28.29 4.39 38.6 5 2 0
T20s 147 143 3069 3450 110 5/13 5/13 31.36 6.74 27.9 0 1 0

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