Name : Muttiah Muralitharan.
Nick Name : Murali.
Date of Birth : 17 April, 1972.
Place of Birth : Nattarampotha in Kunda sale (near
Batting Style : Right Handed Batsman.
Bowling Style : Right Arm Off break.
Role : Genuine Off break bowler.
ODI Debut : against
TEST Debut : against
Playing Teams : Tamil Union cricket and Asthetic club (in 91/92), Lancashire (99-07),
ONE DAY INTERNATIONAL CAREER::
Matches : 305*(as on April 2008).
Wickets : 464
Best figures : 7/30 vs.
Economy : 4.26run’s per over.
Average : 23.06(Bowl)
5/10 wickets : 8/0
Runs : 516
Best : 27
Average : 5.86(Bat).
Catches :120 .
Matches : 120*(as on April 2008)
Wickets : 735
Best figures : 9/51
Economy : 3.16run’s per over.
Average : 21.95(Bowl)
5/10 wickets : 63/20.
Runs : 1156
Best : 67
Average : 11.56(Bat)
Catches : 68.
Murali’s Personal Information::
Muttiah Muralitharan is a Sri Lankan Tamil of Indian Origin. His paternal grandfather “Periyasamy Sinasamy came from South India to work in the to Plantations of central
Muralitharan was born in the
At the nine years, Murali was told to attend to St.Anthony’s college,
Murali joined Tamil Union Cricket and Asthetic club and was also selected for the Sri Lanka A, but he could not able to impress or could not able even to take a single wicket. Murali grandfather died at the age of 104 and grandmother one month earlier at the age of 97. The late grandfather enjoyed a great relationship with Murali. Murali married Madhimalar Ramamurthy an Indian national on March 21, 2005. Madhimalar is daughter of late Dr.S. Ramamurthy of
Starting from his Career::
Murali was selected for the Sri Lanka A tour of England in 1991, when he left school and joined “Tamil Union cricket and Athletic club”. He played in five games but failed to capture a single wicket. On his return to
Murali has also played county cricket in
Some highlights of his ODI Career::
~ On October 27, 2000 in Sharjah Murali captured 7 for 30 against
~ On April 9, 2002 Muralitharan achieved a career peak ODI bowling rating of 913, based on the LG ICC player rankings. This is also puts him in the 4th place in the LG ICC best ever ODI bowling ratings.
~ Murali has played in 4 cricket world cup tournaments in 1996, 1999, 2003 and 2007 and captured 53 world cup wickets in 31 matches.
He played many ODI’s for
In February 2008, Muralitharan was slated to play Twenty20 cricket for Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He was bought for $600,000 by
Murali played his first Test match against
It was in
During the second Test between
Murali’s highlights in Test Cricket::
~ On March 16, 2004 Murali became the fastest and youngest bowler to reach 500th wicket playing against mighty Australians.
~ On May 2004 Muralitharan overtook West Indian Courtney Walsh’s record of 519 Test wickets to become the highest wicket taker.
~ In July 2007 Muttiah Muralitharan became the second bowler after
~ On January 10, 2008 the parliament of
Murali’s Test wicket milestones::
~ 1st Craig Mc Dermotto of
~ 100th Stephen Fleming of
~ 200th Ben Hollioake of
~ 300th Shaun Pollock of
~ 400th Henry Olongo of
~ 500th Micheal Kasprowicz of
~ 600th Khaled Mashud of
~ 700th Syed Rasel of
~ 709th Paul Collingwood of
Some Achievements and records of Murali::
~ Most Test wickets (723) as on 23 December, 2007.
~ The highest number of International Wickets in Test and ODI’s combined (1187wickets).
~ The most 5 wicket haul’s in an innings at Test level (63) and the most 10 wicket hauls in an innings at Test level (20).
~ He is only player to take 10 wicket/match against every Test playing nation.
~ Fastest player to reach (in minimum matches) 350, 400, 450, 500, 550, 600, 650 and 700 wickets.
~ Only Player to take 50+ wickets against every Test playing nation.
~ Most “Man of Series” awards in Test cricket (11).
~ The only bowler to take 75 or more wickets in a calendar year on 3 occasions achieving it in 2000, 2001 and 2006..