Picture of Laxmi Shukla

Laxmi Shukla

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm medium
Played for:
India, Elite Group C, East Zone, India A, India Emerging Team, India Green, Indian Inv XI, Rest of India, Kolkata, Delhi, India Under-19, Bengal, Hyderabad
Roles played:
Home country:
May 06, 1981, Howrah (now Haora), Bengal


Hailing from Bengal, Laxmi Ratan Shukla made his first-class debut in the 1997-98 Ranji season against Maharashtra. He made it to the India Under-19 team for the MTN Youth World Cup in 1998. The next season, he hit a match-winning century as an opening batsman in the Wills Trophy semi-final against Delhi.

In 2000, Shukla was picked to train at the National Cricket Academy but dropped out due to injuries. He had a disastrous beginning to his ODI career when he was hit for 32 runs in 4 overs against Sri Lanka in his debut. Later, he performed decently at the Coca Cola series against West Indies, but was unfortunately ignored by the selectors. He participated in the rebel league but backed out soon after BCCI’s announcement of fee hikes for domestic players. Shukla was then awarded with the captaincy of Bengal following an Indian T20 league contract where he represented Kolkata till 2013. In 2014, he was picked up by Delhi.


  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
ODI 3 2 18 0 9.00 94.73 0 0 13
IPL 47 34 405 7 15.00 115.71 0 0 48*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
ODI 3 3 114 94 1 1/25 / 94.00 4.94 0 0 0 11
IPL 47 27 314 447 15 3/6 / 29.80 8.54 0 0 0 12
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
ODI 1 0 0
IPL 14 0 6


India Vs Sri Lanka at Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur - Mar 22, 1999
Last played:
India Vs West Indies at Kallang Ground, Singapore - Sep 05, 1999
Kolkata Vs Bangalore at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore - Karnataka - Apr 18, 2008
Last played:
Delhi Vs Hyderabad at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - May 10, 2014