Lakshmipathi Balaji

  • Ranji Trophy: Tamil Nadu aim outright win against Baroda December 5, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu would be feeling the pressure to register an outright win against Baroda when the two sides meet in a Group 'B' Ranji Trophy match starting on Friday. With only eight points from four games, the 201112 runnersup sit at No.5 position in Group B while their opponents,...
  • CLT20: KKR trounce Titans by 99 runs October 22, 2012

    Cape Town: Kolkata Knight Riders produced a clinical performance in their concluding group league match as they comprehensively thrashed Titans by 99 runs in the Champions League Twenty20 here on Sunday. Put into bat, KKR scored an imposing 188 for 5 in 20 overs and then shot Titans out for a...
  • World T20: India hammer Pakistan by eight wickets September 30, 2012

    Colombo: India needed a win to keep their chances of making their first ICC World Twenty20 semi-finals since the inaugural edition in 2007, and after the hammering at the hands of Australia bounced back brilliantly with a nine-wicket win over Pakistan on Sunday. After their five-bowler plan flopped miserably on...
  • Long lay-off hasn't taken a toll on me: Balaji September 10, 2012

    Chennai: Lakshmipathy Balaji feels that his absence from international cricket for past three years hasn't made him rusty and he is putting in yards under bowling coach Joe Dawes as India prepare to take on New Zealand in the 2nd Twenty20 International here on Tuesday. "The long lay-off did not rust...
  • KKR stint behind India recall: Balaji August 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Lakshmipathy Balaji's comeback into the national squad after a gap of three years has been welcomed by all and the Tamil Nadu seamer feels that it is his IPL stint with Kolkata Knight Riders that has helped him make a comeback. "I attribute my comeback to the national team...
  • The best bowling efforts of IPL 5 May 29, 2012

    The idea of introducing the Twenty20 format and later including it in mainstream cricket was to bring the entertainment factor into play, especially for the spectators. This slam-bang form of cricket is completely a batsman's game with little iota of thought spared for the bowlers. The crowd comes to the...
  • TN will go for outright win, says captain Balaji January 18, 2012

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu skipper Lakshmipathy Balaji struck a note of confidence as he felt he has the team to win the Ranji Trophy final against holders Rajasthan in the five-day game beginning in Chennai on Thursday. At a pre-match media conference on Wednesday, Balaji opined that the pitch at the Chepauk...
  • Elite Division: Kanitkar ton guides Rajasthan November 11, 2011

    New Delhi: Defending champions Rajasthan put up a strong show against Mumbai on the opening day of the second round of the Ranji Trophy Elite Division on Thursday, while last year's runners-up Baroda bowled out Madhya Pradesh for a paltry 63 to take a sizable first-innings lead. Rajasthan ended day one...