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Ishant Sharma
Ishant Sharma

Full Name: Ishant NULL Sharma

DOB: 2nd Sep 1988

Batting Style: Right Handed

Bowling Style: Right-arm fast medium

Team:
  • India
  • India Blue
  • Kings XI Punjab
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad
  • Delhi
  • Rising Pune Supergiant
  • Career Stats
    Batting & Fielding
    Format Mat Inns NO Runs Avge HS BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct st
    Tests 79 106 40 558 8.45 31* 1961 28.45 0 0 62 0 16 0
    ODIs 80 28 13 72 4.8 13 203 35.47 0 0 6 0 19 0
    T20is 14 3 2 8 8 5* 9 88.89 0 0 1 0 4 0
    First Class 116 143 57 718 8.35 31* 2490 28.84 0 0 80 1 25 0
    List A 113 40 18 153 6.95 31 338 45.27 0 0 11 1 26 0
    T20s 113 29 21 55 6.88 9 74 74.32 0 0 4 1 22 0
    Bowling
    Format Mat Inns Balls Mdns Runs Wkts Avge Eco SR BBI 4w 5w 10
    Tests 79 140 15186 490 8261 226 36.55 3.26 67.19 7/74 8 7 1
    ODIs 80 78 3733 29 3562 115 30.97 5.73 32.46 4/34 6 0 0
    T20is 14 14 278 0 400 8 50 8.63 34.75 2/34 0 0 0
    First Class 116 204 21709 773 11237 366 30.7 3.11 59.31 7/24 16 12 2
    List A 113 111 5390 53 4798 167 28.73 5.34 32.28 5/21 10 1 0
    T20s 113 113 2437 3 3189 88 36.24 7.85 27.69 5/12 1 1 0
    Profile

    A gangly 19-year-old rookie versus Australia’s run-machine Ricky Ponting wasn’t expected to be much of a contest, but Ishant Sharma proved otherwise, winning the tense battle royal and praise for his lion-hearted effort during the Perth Test on India’s tour of Australia in 2007-08. He made his Test debut in Bangladesh, but it was his five-wicket haul against Pakistan on a lifeless Bangalore pitch that guaranteed him a spot in the 16-member squad for Australia. Having outfoxed Ponting in both innings in the third Test in Perth, he went on to impress in the ODI series, finishing as the highest wicket-taker to help India take the trophy. His nagging line and length continued to give the Australians a headache on their tour of India as he took 15 wickets in a 2-0 triumph, also in 2008. He showed similar commitment with the bat, memorably teaming up with VVS Laxman in 2010 to register a one-wicket win over Australia in Mohali. However, he soon dropped a few yards in pace and the honeymoon period came to a halt. After a very successful tour of the West Indies in 2011, where he was the leading wicket-taker with 22 wickets, Ishant went wayward only to find his stripe back in 2014 when he picked up 38 wickets in eight Tests including 7 for 74 in the famous Lord’s win over England. With 61 appearances, he is currently India’s most-capped Test cricketer though lack of consistency and injuries have prevented him from becoming the spearhead he was expected to be in the post-Zaheer Khan era. 

    Last Updated:1st Apr 2016 Author:Nisha Shetty
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