Murali Kartik

  • murali kartik
    murali kartik bowling.jpg
    kartik bowling for somerset in 2010.
    personal information
    born (1976-09-11) 11 september 1976 (age 43)
    madras, tamil nadu, india
    height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
    battingleft-handed
    bowlingslow left arm orthodox
    rolebowler
    international information
    national side
    • india
    test debut (cap 226)24 february 2000 v south africa
    last test20 november 2004 v south africa
    odi debut (cap 144)16 march 2002 v zimbabwe
    last odi18 november 2007 v pakistan
    only t20i (cap 19)20 october 2007 v australia
    domestic team information
    yearsteam
    1996–2014railways
    2005–2006lancashire
    2007–2009middlesex
    2008–2010kolkata knight riders
    2010–2011somerset
    2011–2012pune warriors india
    2012surrey
    2013royal challengers bangalore (squad no. 222)
    2014kings xi punjab
    career statistics
    competition test odi fc la
    matches 8 37 203 194
    runs scored 88 126 4,423 773
    batting average 9.77 14.00 20.19 11.89
    100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/21 0/0
    top score 43 32* 96 44
    balls bowled 1,932 1,907 42,547 9,619
    wickets 24 37 644 249
    bowling average 34.16 43.56 26.70 28.29
    5 wickets in innings 0 1 36 2
    10 wickets in match 0 n/a 5 n/a
    best bowling 4/44 6/27 9/70 6/27
    catches/stumpings 2/– 10/– 143/– 66/–
    source: cricketarchive, 14 june 2014

    murali kartik (about this soundpronunciation , born 11 september 1976) is an indian former cricketer who sporadically represented the national team from 2000 to 2007. he was a specialist slow left arm orthodox bowler known for his loopy trajectory and ability to spin and bounce, but has found international selection blocked during his prime years by the presence of anil kumble and harbhajan singh.[1] he is also a left-handed batsman, and although he has had some success with the bat at first-class level with 19 half-centuries, he has not been able to repeat this at international level.[1]

    after starting out in the delhi junior system, kartik moved through the age group ranks at railways, was selected for the indian under-19 team. he made his first-class debut in 1996–97 and after a few productive seasons at domestic level, made his test debut in early-2000 as kumble's bowling partner. however, he ran into disciplinary problems and was expelled from the national cricket academy in the same year, while new national captain sourav ganguly was reluctant to entrust him with responsibility. ganguly called for off spinner harbhajan to be recalled in 2001, and was rewarded with a series-winning performance against australia. this entrenched the off spinner in the team and left kartik on the outer.

    for the next four years, kartik was on the fringes of selection. he made his odi debut in 2002 and had a short stint before being dropped and missing the 2003 cricket world cup because of mediocre performance. he was recalled in late-2003 for limited overs matches and played in around half of india's matches for a six-month period, as well as one test after harbhajan suffered a serious injury. in late-2004 kartik played in three tests as india fielded three spinners, and claimed his only man-of-the-match award in tests against australia in mumbai, but was again dropped two matches later. in late 2005, kartik became a regular member of the odi team for a few months when the international cricket council introduced an experimental rule that allowed one substitute to be used, opening an extra vacancy in the national team. however, kartik was unable to secure his position in the team and the rule was later revoked. in late 2007, kartik broke back into the odi team and took 6/27 in one victory over australia, but lost form soon after and was again dropped. he has not represented india since then. aside from domestic cricket, kartik plays for royal challengers bangalore in the indian premier league and has been in demand in english county cricket as an overseas player, representing lancashire, middlesex, somerset and surrey.

  • early years
  • senior domestic debut
  • early international career
  • fringe player
  • occasional international appearances in 2004 and 2005
  • discarded again
  • brief international return and later career
  • references
  • external links

Murali Kartik
Murali kartik bowling.jpg
Kartik bowling for Somerset in 2010.
Personal information
Born (1976-09-11) 11 September 1976 (age 43)
Madras, Tamil Nadu, India
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
BattingLeft-handed
BowlingSlow left arm orthodox
RoleBowler
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 226)24 February 2000 v South Africa
Last Test20 November 2004 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 144)16 March 2002 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI18 November 2007 v Pakistan
Only T20I (cap 19)20 October 2007 v Australia
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1996–2014Railways
2005–2006Lancashire
2007–2009Middlesex
2008–2010Kolkata Knight Riders
2010–2011Somerset
2011–2012Pune Warriors India
2012Surrey
2013Royal Challengers Bangalore (squad no. 222)
2014Kings XI Punjab
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 8 37 203 194
Runs scored 88 126 4,423 773
Batting average 9.77 14.00 20.19 11.89
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/21 0/0
Top score 43 32* 96 44
Balls bowled 1,932 1,907 42,547 9,619
Wickets 24 37 644 249
Bowling average 34.16 43.56 26.70 28.29
5 wickets in innings 0 1 36 2
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 5 n/a
Best bowling 4/44 6/27 9/70 6/27
Catches/stumpings 2/– 10/– 143/– 66/–
Source: CricketArchive, 14 June 2014

Murali Kartik (About this soundpronunciation , born 11 September 1976) is an Indian former cricketer who sporadically represented the national team from 2000 to 2007. He was a specialist slow left arm orthodox bowler known for his loopy trajectory and ability to spin and bounce, but has found international selection blocked during his prime years by the presence of Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh.[1] He is also a left-handed batsman, and although he has had some success with the bat at first-class level with 19 half-centuries, he has not been able to repeat this at international level.[1]

After starting out in the Delhi junior system, Kartik moved through the age group ranks at Railways, was selected for the Indian Under-19 team. He made his first-class debut in 1996–97 and after a few productive seasons at domestic level, made his Test debut in early-2000 as Kumble's bowling partner. However, he ran into disciplinary problems and was expelled from the National Cricket Academy in the same year, while new national captain Sourav Ganguly was reluctant to entrust him with responsibility. Ganguly called for off spinner Harbhajan to be recalled in 2001, and was rewarded with a series-winning performance against Australia. This entrenched the off spinner in the team and left Kartik on the outer.

For the next four years, Kartik was on the fringes of selection. He made his ODI debut in 2002 and had a short stint before being dropped and missing the 2003 Cricket World Cup because of mediocre performance. He was recalled in late-2003 for limited overs matches and played in around half of India's matches for a six-month period, as well as one Test after Harbhajan suffered a serious injury. In late-2004 Kartik played in three Tests as India fielded three spinners, and claimed his only man-of-the-match award in Tests against Australia in Mumbai, but was again dropped two matches later. In late 2005, Kartik became a regular member of the ODI team for a few months when the International Cricket Council introduced an experimental rule that allowed one substitute to be used, opening an extra vacancy in the national team. However, Kartik was unable to secure his position in the team and the rule was later revoked. In late 2007, Kartik broke back into the ODI team and took 6/27 in one victory over Australia, but lost form soon after and was again dropped. He has not represented India since then. Aside from domestic cricket, Kartik plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League and has been in demand in English county cricket as an overseas player, representing Lancashire, Middlesex, Somerset and Surrey.