Lakshmipathy Balaji selected as Player cum Coach [ Current Affairs ]


About Lakshmipathy Balaji: He was born on September 27, 1981. He hails from Chennai in Tamil Nadu. He is an Indian Cricketer. He became the member of Indian Cricket Team in 2003 as fast medium bowler. He made his first Debut in Ahmedabad on 8th October 2003 against New Zealand.

Image of Lakshmipathy Balaji

Image of Lakshmipathy Balaji

Selected as Player cum Coach

  • He was recognized mainly by his performance in India Pakistan series in 2004.
  • He has played 8 Test matches and 30 One Day Internationals for the Indian cricket team.
  • During his 8 long year Indian Premier League (IPL) career he was part of the Chennai Super Kings, Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders.

About his selection as coach:

  • This decision was declared by the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA).
  • It was declared that the former player Lakshmipathy Balaji would now be the player cum coach for the year 2015 - 16 for the Ranji Trophy season.
  • This will be after the take on Baroda in the opening game of the season at the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai on 1st October.

- Published on: September 23, 2015