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Murali Vijay

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Full Name: Murali Vijay
Born: April 1 1984 , Chennai
Country: India
Test debut: 2008-09
Batting Style: RHB


An opening batsman who can be devastating on his day. He went 18 months without playing a Test before scoring back-to-back 150s following his recall in the 2013 series against Australia. Has not made a Test hundred since, though, with his top score of 97 coming in the Boxing Day Test versus South Africa. At times the stroke-playing opener has been very good, though an overall Test average of 38 doesn’t really do him justice. He is, however, living proof of the value of a second chance – his first stab at Test cricket was unsuccessful; his second, which came when India regenerated their tea...

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