Current Age: 35 years 211 days
Born: April 1, 1984, Chennai
Playing Role: Opening batsman
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm offbreak
Murali Vijay’s Profile: M Vijay brings, along with his bat, pads and gloves, an invisible switch to the crease. When that switch is flicked on, given certain conditions, he can be one of the more pleasing sights in present-day cricket; when it is not, he can scratch and struggle on the flattest of pitches. He prefers to play off the front foot, which can bring his downfall, but it also produces some sensational hits down the ground, including the trademark pick-up shot over wide long-on.