“I don't know the secret of our success. We are playing well in this format of the game that's important for us. It's important that somebody stands out in the game, that's been happening”


Apart from being an international and an English County player, Murali Kartik has left a mark in domestic cricket too.

Early years:
  • Kartik started out in the junior system at Delhi. He broke into their Under-16 team in December 1992. Then he transferred to Railways and broke into their Under-19 team.
  • He was rewarded with selection in the Under-19 Central Zone team for the zonal one-day tournament.
  • The following season in 1995–96, Kartik had a more successful season for Railways Under-19s.
  • Railways made the final, where they faced Punjab. Kartik was Railways' most effective bowler, taking 4/57 in Punjab's first innings.
  • As a result of his performances during the season, Kartik was called up to the Indian Under-19 team for an international series against their counterparts from South Africa.
Senior years:
  • In 1996–97, Kartik was promoted into the senior ranks of major domestic cricket.
  • At the start of the 1998–99 season, Kartik took 23 wickets for Vijay Cricket Club in the Chennai League.
  • He played more regularly in the 1998–99 Ranji Trophy, taking 29 wickets in seven matches at 19.3 to be the 13th highest wicket-taker.
  • Kartik was rewarded with selection for Central Zone, and was the leading wicket-taker during Duleep Trophy.
  • After his stint with Middlesex in 2007 - 2009, Kartik returned to India and played for Railways in the Ranji Trophy.
  • During the 2009–10, Kartik continued to play for Railways in the Ranji Trophy.
  • Currently, Murali Kartik plays for Railways in the Ranji Trophy.
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