Matches (20)
IND v ENG (1)
WPL (2)
PSL 2024 (2)
BPL 2024 (2)
NZ v AUS (1)
WCL 2 (1)
Ranji Trophy (4)
WI 4-Day (4)
CWC Play-off (3)

Full Name

Laxmi Ratan Shukla


May 06, 1981, Howrah (now Haora), Bengal


42y 294d

Also Known As


Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

Playing Role


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
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Laxmi Shukla Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

List A14111718299715130.27--413--530


List A141-532339501435/345/3427.624.4537.2610
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Recent Matches of Laxmi Shukla

Bengal vs Saurashtra23*0/3618-Dec-2015RajkotList A
Bengal vs M. Pradesh100/3817-Dec-2015RajkotList A
Bengal vs UP320/1713-Dec-2015RajkotList A
Bengal vs Himachal51/3211-Dec-2015RajkotList A
Bengal vs Goa10*0/2810-Dec-2015RajkotList A

Photos of Laxmi Shukla

Laxmi Ratan Shukla and Manoj Tiwary, the Bengal brains trust
Manoj Tiwary, the captain, and Laxmi Ratan Shukla, the coach, get together after Bengal's win
Bengal coach Laxmi Ratan Shukla gestures after the win against Jharkhand
Laxmi Ratan Shukla and WV Raman catch up
Laxmi Ratan Shukla and WV Raman speak to some of the players
Laxmi Ratan Shukla and Saurasish Lahiri have a chat during Bengal's pre-season preparation