Gopal Sharma      

Full name Gopal Sharma

Born August 3, 1960, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh

Current age 54 years 115 days

Major teams India, Uttar Pradesh

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 5 4 1 11 10* 3.66 0 0 0 2 0
ODIs 11 2 0 11 7 5.50 24 45.83 0 0 0 0 2 0
First-class 104 127 24 2309 101* 22.41 2 11 48 0
List A 44 21 3 157 20 8.72 0 0 14 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 5 8 1307 418 10 4/88 4/88 41.80 1.91 130.7 1 0 0
ODIs 11 10 486 361 10 3/29 3/29 36.10 4.45 48.6 0 0 0
First-class 104 24773 10596 353 9/59 30.01 2.56 70.1 23 6
List A 44 2274 1545 45 5/42 5/42 34.33 4.07 50.5 0 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v England at Kanpur, Jan 31-Feb 5, 1985 scorecard
Last Test India v Sri Lanka at Chandigarh, Nov 23-27, 1990 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC), Aug 25, 1985 scorecard
Last ODI India v Pakistan at Sharjah, Apr 10, 1987 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1979-1994
List A span 1978-1992
Profile

A right-arm offspinner whose forte was accuracy and stamina, Gopal Sharma was on the fringe of selection for a long time before finally making his Test debut against England in his home state in 1984-85. Putting the in form L Sivaramakrishnan in the shade, Sharma took 3 for 115 in 60 overs. He toured Sri Lanka in 1985-86 but played in only one Test. He played in two more Tests against Pakistan the following season, achieving his best figures of 4 for 88 at Jaipur. With Maninder, Shastri, Arshad Ayub, Shivlal Yadav and Narendra Hirwani around, he then became a forgotten man till he was brought back for one Test against Sri Lanka in 1990-91. He was the first cricketer from Uttar Pradesh to represent India since the Maharajkumar of Vizianagaram in 1936.
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Tournament Results
England v India at Birmingham - Jun 23, 2013
India won by 5 runs
India v Sri Lanka at Cardiff - Jun 20, 2013
India won by 8 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)
England v South Africa at The Oval - Jun 19, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at The Oval - Jun 17, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 20 runs
England v New Zealand at Cardiff - Jun 16, 2013
England won by 10 runs
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