Full name Sheldon Philip Jackson
Born September 27, 1986, Bhavnagar, Saurashtra
Current age 30 years 118 days
Major teams Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Saurashtra
Playing role Wicketkeeper batsman
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|First-class debut||Railways v Saurashtra at Delhi, Dec 21-23, 2011 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Delhi v Saurashtra at Vadodara, Dec 7-10, 2016 scorecard|
|List A debut||Baroda v Saurashtra at Vadodara, Feb 16, 2006 scorecard|
|Last List A||India A v India B at Kanpur, Jan 25, 2016 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Maharashtra v Saurashtra at Pune, Oct 21, 2009 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Punjab v Saurashtra at Kochi, Jan 10, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|59||India A||v England XI||Mumbai (BS)||12 Jan 2017||Other OD|
|0, 40||Saurashtra||v Delhi||Vadodara||7 Dec 2016||FC|
|19, 0||Saurashtra||v Karnataka||Patiala||29 Nov 2016||FC|
|116, 19||Saurashtra||v Vidarbha||Delhi||21 Nov 2016||FC|
|0, 23||Saurashtra||v Jharkhand||Agartala||13 Nov 2016||FC|
|15, 13||Saurashtra||v Assam||Kolkata||5 Nov 2016||FC|
|105||Saurashtra||v Maharashtra||Vizianagaram||20 Oct 2016||FC|
|0, 43||Saurashtra||v Odisha||Hyderabad (Deccan)||13 Oct 2016||FC|
|76||Saurashtra||v Rajasthan||Vizianagaram||6 Oct 2016||FC|
|134, 2||India Blue||v India Red||Greater Noida||10 Sep 2016||FC|
Hailing from Bhavnagar in Gujarat, Sheldon Jackson played junior cricket in Mumbai. He was first spotted at Kolkata Knight Riders' selection trials by Joydeep Mukherjee, the former Bengal player, and was signed by the franchise in 2009. After being on the fringes of selection for his state team Saurashtra for three years, he made his debut in December 2011.
In the 2012-13 Ranji Trophy season, he made four fifties and three hundreds, including back-to-back tons in the quarter-final and semi-final against Karnataka and Punjab respectively, to help Saurashtra qualify for the final for the first time. The same year, he broke into the India A team for the series against West Indies A at home in October 2013.In 2015-16, he was part of Saurashtra's second charge towards a Ranji Trophy title. In the Irani Cup that followed, his unbeaten 59 helped Rest of India pull off the third-highest successful chase in Indian first-class cricket.
Jackson is multidimensional: Apart from being a reliable batsman and an excellent fielder, he also keeps wickets for Saurashtra in the limited-overs competitions. In the longer format, however, the presence of Sagar Jogiyani has freed up that responsibility. During the off season, Jackson is a regular in Chennai's club cricket scene, turning up for Chemplast in the first-division league.
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