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Laxmi Shukla      

Full name Laxmi Ratan Shukla

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

Current age 32 years 349 days

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

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 125 176 19 5756 250 36.66 8 34 55 0
List A 130 107 15 2775 151 30.16 4 12 49 0
Twenty20 72 58 15 894 76 20.79 727 122.97 0 3 65 35 29 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 125 11627 5480 156 6/86 35.12 2.82 74.5 3 0
List A 130 4867 3624 135 5/34 5/34 26.84 4.46 36.0 6 1 0
Twenty20 72 51 830 988 42 3/6 3/6 23.52 7.14 19.7 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 Bengal v Maharashtra at Indore, Jan 18-20, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 1998/99
Last List A Central Zone v East Zone at Visakhapatnam, Mar 23, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Assam v Bengal at Kolkata, Apr 3, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Bengal v Tripura at Kolkata, Apr 4, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2 Bengal v Tripura Kolkata 4 Apr 2014 T20
1/12 Bengal v Jharkhand Kolkata 3 Apr 2014 T20
53*, 1/4 Bengal v Assam Kolkata 1 Apr 2014 T20
28, 2/32 East Zone v Central Zone Visakhapatnam 23 Mar 2014 LA
3, 0/24 Bengal v Railways Kolkata 14 Mar 2014 LA
30, 1/30 Bengal v Tamil Nadu Kolkata 11 Mar 2014 LA
6, 1/50 Bengal v Assam Ranchi 7 Mar 2014 LA
1/59 Bengal v Tripura Ranchi 5 Mar 2014 LA
0/33, 4 Bengal v Jharkhand Ranchi 3 Mar 2014 LA
42, 0/19 Bengal v Odisha Ranchi 27 Feb 2014 LA
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 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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Apr 8, 2013

Laxmi Ratan Shukla trapped Stuart Binny lbw, Rajasthan v Kolkata, IPL 2013, Jaipur, April 8, 2013

Laxmi Ratan Shukla trapped Stuart Binny lbw

© BCCI

Dec 3, 2012

Laxmi Shukla loses his offstump to Abhishek Nayar, Mumbai v Bengal, Ranji Trophy, Group A, Mumbai, 4th day, December 4, 2012

Laxmi Shukla loses his offstump

© Fotocorp

Tournament Results
Karnataka v Mumbai at Mysore - Jan 11-14, 2010
Mumbai won by 6 runs
Karnataka v U. Pradesh at Bangalore - Jan 3-6, 2010
Match drawn (Karnataka won on 1st innings)
Mumbai v Delhi at Mumbai (BS) - Jan 3-6, 2010
Match drawn (Mumbai won on 1st innings)
Assam v U. Pradesh at Guwahati - Dec 24-27, 2009
Match drawn
Delhi v Tamil Nadu at Delhi - Dec 24-27, 2009
Match drawn
Haryana v Mumbai at Rohtak - Dec 24-27, 2009
Match drawn
Karnataka v Punjab at Mysore - Dec 24-27, 2009
Match drawn
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