Laxmi Shukla      

Full name Laxmi Ratan Shukla

Born May 6, 1981, Howrah (now Haora), Bengal

Current age 35 years 50 days

Major teams India, Bengal, Delhi Daredevils, Kolkata Knight Riders, Sunrisers Hyderabad

Also known as Bittu

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Laxmi Ratan Shukla
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 3 2 0 18 13 9.00 19 94.73 0 0 1 0 1 0
First-class 137 194 21 6217 250 35.93 9 37 60 0
List A 141 117 18 2997 151 30.27 4 13 53 0
Twenty20 81 64 16 994 76 20.70 824 120.63 0 3 72 40 31 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 3 3 114 94 1 1/25 1/25 94.00 4.94 114.0 0 0 0
First-class 137 12820 5978 172 6/86 34.75 2.79 74.5 3 0
List A 141 5323 3950 143 5/34 5/34 27.62 4.45 37.2 6 1 0
Twenty20 81 60 976 1157 47 3/6 3/6 24.61 7.11 20.7 0 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut India v Sri Lanka at Nagpur, Mar 22, 1999 scorecard
Last ODI India v West Indies at Singapore, Sep 5, 1999 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1997/98
Last First-class Assam v Bengal at Guwahati, Dec 1-4, 2015 scorecard
List A debut 1998/99
Last List A Bengal v Saurashtra at Rajkot, Dec 18, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Assam v Bengal at Kolkata, Apr 3, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Bengal v Odisha at Cuttack, Mar 29, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
23*, 0/36 Bengal v Saurashtra Rajkot 18 Dec 2015 LA
10, 0/38 Bengal v M. Pradesh Rajkot 17 Dec 2015 LA
32, 0/17 Bengal v U. Pradesh Rajkot 13 Dec 2015 LA
1/32, 5 Bengal v H. Pradesh Rajkot 11 Dec 2015 LA
0/28, 10* Bengal v Goa Rajkot 10 Dec 2015 LA
21, 0/3, 0/4 Bengal v Assam Guwahati 1 Dec 2015 FC
24, 1/66 Bengal v Karnataka Bangalore 8 Oct 2015 FC
47*, 0/30 Bengal v Odisha Cuttack 29 Mar 2015 T20
1/17 Bengal v Tripura Cuttack 28 Mar 2015 T20
12, 3/15 Bengal v Jharkhand Cuttack 27 Mar 2015 T20
Profile

Laxmi Ratan Shukla made his Ranji Trophy debut for Bengal in the 1997-98 season against Maharashtra. Still in his teens, he rose into prominence soon and made the Indian under-19 team for the MTN Youth World Cup in South Africa in 1998. On his return, he captured the selectors' imagination with his match winning century as an opener for Bengal in the Wills Trophy semi-final against Delhi the next season. In early 2000, Shukla was picked as a trainee for the National Cricket Academy. But he had to leave due to injuries. He had a rude awakening to the realities of international cricket when he was plundered for 32 runs in the four overs he bowled at the Sri Lankans on his debut in the Pepsi Cup later that same season. He put up a marginally better performance in his next match against West Indies in the Coca-Cola Singapore Challenge. But after that he has been ignored by the selectors. He initially signed up with the ICL but backed out shortly after when the BCCI announced pay hikes for the domestic players. He was soon named Bengal captain and the following year, bagged an IPL contract
Natarajan Sriram and Cricinfo Staff

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Dec 17, 2014

Laxmi Shukla was bowled after a brisk 57, Bengal v Karnataka, Ranji Trophy, Group A, 4th day, Kolkata, December 17, 2014

Laxmi Shukla was bowled after a brisk 57

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May 7, 2014

Laxmi Shukla was thoroughly deceived by Sunil Narine, Delhi Daredevils v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2014, Delhi, May 7, 2014

Laxmi Shukla was thoroughly deceived by Sunil Narine

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Dec 31, 2013

Laxmi Shukla plays a reverse sweep, Tamil Nadu v Bengal, Ranji Trophy, Group B, Chennai, 2nd day, December 31, 2013

Laxmi Shukla plays a reverse sweep

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Tournament Results
North Zone v West Zone at Visakhapatnam - Mar 27, 2014
West Zone won by 133 runs
Central Zone v West Zone at Visakhapatnam - Mar 25, 2014
West Zone won by 42 runs
North Zone v South Zone at Visakhapatnam - Mar 24, 2014
North Zone won by 100 runs
Central Zone v East Zone at Visakhapatnam - Mar 23, 2014
Central Zone won by 2 wickets (with 42 balls remaining)
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