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Murali Kartik

Name: Murali Kartik

Date of Birth: September 11, 1976

Place of Birth: Madras


He is a specialist slow left arm orthodox bowler known for his loopy trajectory and ability to spin and bounce, but has found international selection blocked 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 11 half-centuries, he has not been able to repeat this at international level.

After further strong Ranji performances in the 1999/2000 season, taking 17 wickets at 10.11 including a haul of 12/93 against Vidharbha, Kartik made his debut in February 2000, playing in both Tests against South Africa at Mumbai and Bangalore as India sought a second spinner to accompany Anil Kumble, after Harbhajan Singh's performance in the role in the previous season had been deemed inadequate. Kartik performed steadily, taking six wickets at 33.5.

Kartik did in the intervening period have opportunities in the ODI format, playing in four consecutive matches in 2002/03 in India against the West Indies, but after taking four wickets at 49.75, he was overlooked for the 2003 Cricket World Cup as Harbhajan and Kumble were preferred. After the World Cup, Kartik gained semi-regular appearances during the TVS and on the Australian tour, competing with Kumble for a regular position in the team. Despite only taking 1/178 in the VB series, he was retained for the ODI tour of Pakistan, taking five wickets at 32.8. Harbhajan's return from injury in late 2004 meant that he would only play two ODIs until late 2005.

He has joined Middlesex as an overseas registration for the 2007 season.He made his debut as the county club's 700th first-class cricketer against Somerset at Taunton in April 2007.

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