Laxmi Shukla      

Full name Laxmi Ratan Shukla

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

Current age 34 years 114 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 135 192 21 6172 250 36.09 9 37 59 0
List A 136 112 16 2917 151 30.38 4 13 52 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 135 12587 5905 171 6/86 34.53 2.81 73.6 3 0
List A 136 5107 3799 142 5/34 5/34 26.75 4.46 35.9 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 Madhya Pradesh v Bengal at Indore, Feb 6-9, 2015 scorecard
List A debut 1998/99
Last List A Bengal v Karnataka at Ahmedabad, Nov 23, 2014 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
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
0/24, 10 Bengal v Assam Cuttack 25 Mar 2015 T20
0/65, 8, 8 Bengal v M. Pradesh Indore 6 Feb 2015 FC
0, 1/9, 13, 1/13 Bengal v Railways Kolkata 29 Jan 2015 FC
5* Bengal v U. Pradesh Ghaziabad 21 Jan 2015 FC
72, 1/43, 0/3 Bengal v J + K Kolkata 13 Jan 2015 FC
1/33, 6, 1/25 Bengal v Tamil Nadu Kolkata 5 Jan 2015 FC
3/58, 11 Bengal v Mumbai Kolkata 28 Dec 2014 FC
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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Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd unofficial Test: India A v Sth Africa A at Wayanad - Aug 25-28
India A won by an innings and 81 runs
3rd Test: Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC) - Aug 28-Sep 1
India 50/2 (15 ov)
Group B: Andhra v Mumbai in India (venue TBA)
Oct 1-4, 2015 (04:00 GMT | 04:39 EDT | 03:39 CDT | 01:39 PDT)
Group A: Assam v Karnataka in India (venue TBA)
Oct 1-4, 2015 (04:00 GMT | 04:39 EDT | 03:39 CDT | 01:39 PDT)
Group C: Goa v Hyderabad in India (venue TBA)
Oct 1-4, 2015 (04:00 GMT | 04:39 EDT | 03:39 CDT | 01:39 PDT)
Group C: J + K v Kerala in India (venue TBA)
Oct 1-4, 2015 (04:00 GMT | 04:39 EDT | 03:39 CDT | 01:39 PDT)
Group A: Maharashtra v Haryana in India (venue TBA)
Oct 1-4, 2015 (04:00 GMT | 04:39 EDT | 03:39 CDT | 01:39 PDT)
Group B: Punjab v Railways in India (venue TBA)
Oct 1-4, 2015 (04:00 GMT | 04:39 EDT | 03:39 CDT | 01:39 PDT)
Group A: Rajasthan v Delhi in India (venue TBA)
Oct 1-4, 2015 (04:00 GMT | 04:39 EDT | 03:39 CDT | 01:39 PDT)
Group C: Saurashtra v Tripura in India (venue TBA)
Oct 1-4, 2015 (04:00 GMT | 04:39 EDT | 03:39 CDT | 01:39 PDT)
Group C: Services v Jharkhand in India (venue TBA)
Oct 1-4, 2015 (04:00 GMT | 04:39 EDT | 03:39 CDT | 01:39 PDT)
Group B: Tamil Nadu v Baroda in India (venue TBA)
Oct 1-4, 2015 (04:00 GMT | 04:39 EDT | 03:39 CDT | 01:39 PDT)
Group B: U. Pradesh v M. Pradesh in India (venue TBA)
Oct 1-4, 2015 (04:00 GMT | 04:39 EDT | 03:39 CDT | 01:39 PDT)
Group A: Vidarbha v Odisha in India (venue TBA)
Oct 1-4, 2015 (04:00 GMT | 04:39 EDT | 03:39 CDT | 01:39 PDT)
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