Murali Vijay: News

Born on April 1, 1984, in Chennai, Murali Vijay is an Indian right-handed opening batsman who has played for the Indian cricket team and represents Chennai and Tamil Nadu in domestic cricket. Vijay began his cricket career in 2003 by playing in a cricket club representing Alwarpet. He made his international Test debut in 2008 against Australia, replacing Gautam Gambhir. As of 2021, Vijay has played 61 Test matches. He made his One Day International (ODI) debut in 2008 against England and his T20 International (T20I) debut in May 2010 against Afghanistan. As of 2021, Vijay has played 87 international matches and has scored 12 centuries and 16 half-centuries, and has maintained a batting average of 34.81. He made his Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2009 with his hometown franchise Chennai Super Kings and played for the team in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2018, 2019, and 2020-2021 editions of the IPL. In 2014, Vijay was bought by Delhi Daredevils, and for 2015, 2016, and 2017 IPL editions by Kings XI Punjab. As of 2021, Vijay has played 106 IPL matches and has maintained a batting average of 25.93.

21 Jul 2023

Indian Cricket Team

Rohit, Jaiswal shatter these records with successive century stands: Stats

Indian openers Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma recorded a 139-run stand in the ongoing second Test against West Indies in Port of Spain.

02 Mar 2023

Yashasvi Jaiswal

Irani Cup: Records scripted by Yashasvi Jaiswal during his double-century 

Yashasvi Jaiswal put up an exhibition of high-class batting and struck his third First-Class double-ton in the ongoing Irani Cup match against Madhya Pradesh.

30 Jan 2023

Indian Cricket Team

Murali Vijay announces retirement from international cricket: Details

Former India opener Murali Vijay has announced his retirement from international cricket.

Opener Murali Vijay blasts BCCI for India snub: Details 

One of India's finest Test openers, Murali Vijay, has taken a dig at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

DC vs CSK: A look at the key learnings

Chennai Super Kings lost their second game since registering a victory over Mumbai Indians in the 2020 IPL tournament opener.

13 Apr 2020


Matthew Hayden reveals two memorable moments of his IPL career

Former Australian opener Matthew Hayden was deemed as the most ferocious opener of his era.

Murali Vijay to play for Somerset in County Championship

County cricket giants Somerset have roped in Indian opener Murali Vijay for their ongoing season of the Championship.

21 Dec 2018

Shikhar Dhawan

#IndiaInAustralia: Is Shikhar Dhawan in for a shocking Test return?

The Indian cricket team is in a position of bother regarding the opening situation in the ongoing Test series against Australia.

02 Dec 2018


#IndiaInAustralia: Murali Vijay says he is ready for first Test

Indian cricket team opener, Murali Vijay, finally found some respite after scoring a century in the recently concluded tour match against Cricket Australia XI.

30 Nov 2018


#IndiaInAustralia: This is what Buchanan feels about Kohli & Co.

Former Australian World Cup winning coach, John Buchanan, has revealed the factor that could determine India's performance in the upcoming Test series against Australia.

04 Oct 2018

Harbhajan Singh

Murali Vijay slams Indian selectors for 'no communication'

The Indian selectors, led by chief MSK Prasad, are in a position of scrutiny at the moment.

30 Sep 2018

Test Cricket

IND vs WI: Is Mayank Agarwal's selection a smart decision?

There was a huge sense of relief for Karnataka batsman Mayank Agarwal, as he was handed his maiden call-up to the Test squad.

26 Aug 2018


Is Murali Vijay's Test career coming to an end?

Indian opening batsman, Murali Vijay wasted a glorious opportunity to show his mettle outside the subcontinent.

#IndiaInEngland: Is Prithvi Shaw's inclusion a smart decision?

The Indian squad, for the final two Tests against England, was announced moments after the visitors won the third match at Nottingham.

07 Aug 2018


#IndiaInEngland: Will Rahane make way for Pujara?

India and England square up against each other in the second Test match at Lord's from Thursday.

28 Jul 2018

England Cricket Team

England vs India Tests: Records that might get broken

England and India are gearing up for the upcoming Test series, with the first match set to be played from August 1.

#IndiaInEngland: India can win but need to address these issues

With the 5-match Test series against England starting from August 1, the Indian cricket team needs to work hard on certain aspects of their game.

20 Jul 2018

England Cricket Team

England vs India Tests: 5 players to watch out for

The Test series is set to start from August 1, both England and India have plenty at stake.

19 Jun 2018


ICC Test rankings: Shikhar Dhawan scales new heights

Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan has moved up ten places to achieve his career-best Test ranking (24).

14 Jun 2018


#INDvsAFG: Twitter goes berserk as Dhawan slams a ton

Shikhar Dhawan became the first Indian to score a ton before lunch on Day 1.

14 Jun 2018


India vs Afghanistan: Day 1 Report

The historic Test between India and Afghanistan lived up to its expectations.

IPL 2018: Probable playing XI for Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings are making a comeback to IPL and once again the yellow brigade will be expected to go big under the leadership of Dhoni.

25 Nov 2017

Virat Kohli

2nd Test: India end Day 2 with 100+ lead

On Day 2 of the 2nd Test against Sri Lanka at Nagpur, Indian batsmen put up an impressive show to make it 312 for loss of two wickets.

05 Sep 2017

Virat Kohli

What can Kohli learn from Pujara?

Apart from the exception of Murali Vijay and Ajinkya Rahane, the two players in the current Indian Test team who are considered among the cream of the crop are Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli.

IPL: RCB to be the most affected by player injuries

Days away from beginning, the IPL season 10 has already been plagued with player injuries.

25 Aug 2016

Ravichandran Ashwin

TNPL kicks off, Karthik leads his team to victory

The inaugural season of the Tamil Nadu Premier League kicked off at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai last night.