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Laxmi Shukla      

Full name Laxmi Ratan Shukla

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

Current age 33 years 201 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 127 180 19 5835 250 36.24 8 35 58 0
List A 135 111 16 2911 151 30.64 4 13 52 0
Twenty20 77 61 15 925 76 20.10 765 120.91 0 3 67 36 30 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 127 11843 5562 161 6/86 34.54 2.81 73.5 3 0
List A 135 5053 3758 141 5/34 5/34 26.65 4.46 35.8 6 1 0
Twenty20 77 56 886 1071 43 3/6 3/6 24.90 7.25 20.6 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 East Zone v South Zone at Rohtak, Oct 22-24, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 1998/99
Last List A Bengal v Vidarbha at Rajkot, Nov 20, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Assam v Bengal at Kolkata, Apr 3, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Delhi Daredevils v Sunrisers Hyderabad at Delhi, May 10, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
29, 1/46 Bengal v Vidarbha Rajkot 20 Nov 2014 LA
36, 0/29 Bengal v Assam Kolkata 15 Nov 2014 LA
3/19 Bengal v Tripura Kalyani 13 Nov 2014 LA
71*, 0/7 Bengal v Jharkhand Kolkata 11 Nov 2014 LA
0, 2/33 Bengal v Odisha Kalyani 7 Nov 2014 LA
4/40, 1, 18 East Zone v South Zone Rohtak 22 Oct 2014 FC
54, 0/28, 6, 1/14 East Zone v West Zone Rohtak 15 Oct 2014 FC
21, 0/7 Daredevils v Sunrisers Delhi 10 May 2014 T20
10, 0/19 Daredevils v KKR Delhi 7 May 2014 T20
0, 1/31 Daredevils v Super Kings Delhi 5 May 2014 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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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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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

Tournament Results
Karnataka v Railways at Kolkata - Mar 16, 2014
Karnataka won by 4 wickets (with 42 balls remaining)
Bengal v Railways at Kolkata - Mar 14, 2014
Railways won by 5 wickets (with 70 balls remaining)
Jharkhand v Karnataka at Kolkata - Mar 14, 2014
Karnataka won by 21 runs
Punjab v Railways at Kolkata - Mar 12, 2014
Railways won by 137 runs
Jharkhand v Services at Kolkata - Mar 12, 2014
Jharkhand won by 25 runs
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