Matches (17)
WPL (2)
PSL 2024 (2)
AFG v IRE (1)
Nepal Tri-Nation (2)
Ranji Trophy (4)
Durham in ZIM (1)
BPL 2024 (1)
CWC Play-off (3)
WCL 2 (1)

Full Name

Ajay Kumar Sharma

Born

April 03, 1964, Delhi

Age

59y 331d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Slow Left arm Orthodox

Playing Role

Middle order Batter

RELATIONS

Ajay Sharma's career will be seen as one of disappointment. Firstly, that a man whose first-class average was the third-highest of any player to have scored 10,000 runs only played one Test; secondly, that his career ended when he was implicated in the match-fixing scandal which rocked world cricket, receiving a life ban.

His Test debut in 1987-88 was Hirwani's match, although his 30 and 23 gave every indication that he was a batsman to watch. But despite outstanding performances on the domestic circuit, another chance never came. He played 31 ODIs - for some reason becoming pigeonholed as a one-day specialist - with his left-arm spin earmarking him as an allrounder.

His last ODI was in 1993-94, when he was still not 30, but he continued to murder bowlers for Delhi. In 1999-2000 he became the Ranji Trophy's highest runscorer, and his 31 hundreds was also a record. In 1996-97 he had become only the third batsman to score 1000 runs in a Ranji Trophy season.

But in 2000, aged 36, he was banned for life after being found guilty of having associations with bookmakers. It was the final blow from an establishment that Sharma had always seemed to be at odds with. Martin Williamson

Ajay Sharma Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests120533026.5016931.36008010
ODIs3127642459*20.1946990.4003--60
FC1291661610120259*67.46--3836--940
List A11397192814135*36.07--220--430

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests112490---2.25-000
ODIs31291140875153/413/4158.334.6076.0000
FC129-64382698875/34-31.012.5174.0-10
List A113-398530641085/305/3028.374.6136.8220
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Test
ODI

Debut/Last Matches of Ajay Sharma

FC Matches

Span
1984/85 - 2000/01

List A Matches

Span
1985/86 - 1999/00

Recent Matches of Ajay Sharma

MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
Delhi vs Mumbai39* & 11--24-Feb-2000DelhiFC
Delhi vs Bengal11 & 01/1816-Feb-2000Eden GardensFC
Delhi vs Rajasthan520/1205-Feb-2000DelhiFC
Delhi vs Punjab360/813-Nov-1999LudhianaFC
Delhi vs Himachal851/1906-Nov-1999MandiFC

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Ajay Sharma, Portrait
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