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Ishant Sharma

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm fast medium
Played for:
India, India A, India Red, North Zone, Rest of India, Kolkata, Punjab, Hyderabad, India Under-19, Delhi, Hyderabad, Pune
Roles played:
Bowler
ICC Rank:
Batting:
0
Bowling:
25
Batting:
0
Bowling:
74
Home country:
India
Born:
September 02, 1988, Delhi

Profile

Ishant Sharma took world cricket by storm in 2007-08 by knocking over one of the greatest batsmen of all-time, Ricky Ponting, during India’s tour of Australia. The 6 feet 4 inches bowler has a combination of a high arm delivery action and genuine pace. His determined five-fer against the touring Pakistan side in 2008, in only his second Test, made everyone believe that India finally possessed a good fast bowler.


Ishant’s career took a path of decline after his initial dream run in Tests and ODIs. His 10 wickets in the 2013 Champions Trophy in England was one of the highlights of his ODI career. However, he has failed to be consistent and often blown hot and cold. In the Indian T20 League, he has played for many sides which exemplifies the point that he’s not adapted to the changing game of cricket.


Sharma lost his place in colored clothing but remained an integral part of India’s Test cricket system. It was his bowling in the second innings (7/74) in the Lord’s Test in 2014 that gave India their first win at the venue since 1986. In 2015, he took eight wickets in a game to set up the series win in Sri Lanka.


Ishant, who hails from Delhi, is the fourth Indian pacer to have taken 200 Test wickets after Kapil Dev, Javagal Srinath and Zaheer Khan. While he may not have the wickets to show for his bowling since 2016, he still has age on his side and can be expected to add further to his Test wickets tally.


Fast Facts

  • Made his Test debut against Bangladesh at 18 in 2007
  • Fourth Indian pacer to take 200 Test wickets or more
  • Fashioned India’s first Test win at Lord’s in 28 years in 2014
  • In 2011, became fifth youngest player to take 100 Test wickets

 


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 77 106 558 40 8.45 28.45 0 0 31
ODI 80 28 72 13 4.80 35.46 0 0 13
T20 14 3 8 2 8.00 88.88 0 0 5*
IPL 76 22 45 16 7.50 77.58 0 0 9
CLT20 3 0 0 - 0.00 0 0
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 77 136 14775 8051 218 7/74 / 36.93 3.26 8 7 1 341
ODI 80 78 3733 3563 115 4/34 / 30.98 5.72 6 0 0 127
T20 14 14 278 400 8 2/34 / 50.00 8.63 0 0 0 12
IPL 76 76 1631 2229 58 5/12 / 38.43 8.19 0 1 0 82
CLT20 3 3 72 108 3 2/36 / 36.00 9.00 0 0 0 2
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 15 0 2
ODI 19 0 1
T20 4 0 0
IPL 15 0 2

Career

Span:
Test:
2007-2017
 
ODI:
2007-2016
 
T20:
2008-2013
 
IPL:
2008-2017
 
CLT20:
2013-2013
Test
Debut:
India Vs Bangladesh at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka - May 25, 2007
Last played:
India Vs Australia at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi - Mar 16, 2017
ODI
Debut:
India Vs South Africa at Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast - Jun 29, 2007
Last played:
India Vs Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney - Jan 23, 2016
T20
Debut:
India Vs Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne - Victoria - Feb 01, 2008
Last played:
India Vs Australia at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot - Oct 10, 2013
IPL
Debut:
Kolkata Vs Bangalore at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore - Karnataka - Apr 18, 2008
Last played:
Punjab Vs Pune at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune - May 14, 2017
CLT20
Debut:
Hyderabad Vs Trinidad and Tobago at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali - Sep 24, 2013
Last played:
Hyderabad Vs Titans at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi - Sep 28, 2013
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