Ishant Sharma      

Full name Ishant Sharma

Born September 2, 1988, Delhi

Current age 31 years 345 days

Major teams India, Deccan Chargers, Delhi, Delhi Capitals, Delhi Daredevils, India A, India Blue, India Red, India Red, India Under-19s, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, North Zone, Oil & Natural Gas Corporation, Rest of India, Rising Pune Supergiants, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Sussex

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Ishant Sharma
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 97 129 43 720 57 8.37 2400 30.00 0 1 81 0 21 0
ODIs 80 28 13 72 13 4.80 203 35.46 0 0 6 0 19 0
T20Is 14 3 2 8 5* 8.00 9 88.88 0 0 1 0 4 0
First-class 141 175 62 996 66 8.81 3192 31.20 0 2 111 3 31 0
List A 123 45 20 174 31 6.96 368 47.28 0 0 12 1 26 0
T20s 133 33 25 65 10* 8.12 78 83.33 0 0 5 2 29 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 97 175 18150 9620 297 7/74 10/108 32.39 3.18 61.1 10 11 1
ODIs 80 78 3733 3563 115 4/34 4/34 30.98 5.72 32.4 6 0 0
T20Is 14 14 278 400 8 2/34 2/34 50.00 8.63 34.7 0 0 0
First-class 141 252 25798 13183 467 7/24 11/51 28.22 3.06 55.2 21 16 2
List A 123 120 5834 5154 178 5/21 5/21 28.95 5.30 32.7 10 1 0
T20s 133 133 2851 3705 106 5/12 5/12 34.95 7.79 26.8 1 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut Bangladesh v India at Dhaka, May 25-27, 2007 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v India at Wellington, Feb 21-24, 2020 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v South Africa at Belfast, Jun 29, 2007 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v India at Sydney, Jan 23, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Australia v India at Melbourne, Feb 1, 2008 scorecard
Last T20I India v Australia at Rajkot, Oct 10, 2013 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Delhi v Tamil Nadu at Delhi, Nov 23-26, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class New Zealand v India at Wellington, Feb 21-24, 2020 scorecard
List A debut Delhi v Jammu & Kashmir at Delhi, Feb 10, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Glamorgan v Sussex at Cardiff, Jun 1, 2018 scorecard
T20s debut Delhi v Himachal Pradesh at Delhi, Apr 3, 2007 scorecard
Last T20s Chennai Super Kings v Delhi Capitals at Visakhapatnam, May 10, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
5, 5/68, 12, 0/8 India v New Zealand Wellington 21 Feb 2020 Test # 2385
- Indians v NZ XI Hamilton 14 Feb 2020 Other
3/45, 9, 0/8 Delhi v Vidarbha Delhi 19 Jan 2020 FC
5, 4/19, 4/89 Delhi v Hyderabad Delhi 25 Dec 2019 FC
5/22, 0, 4/56 India v Bangladesh Kolkata 22 Nov 2019 Test # 2369
2/20, 1/31 India v Bangladesh Indore 14 Nov 2019 Test # 2366
0/36, 1/17 India v South Africa Pune 10 Oct 2019 Test # 2364
1/54, 0/18 India v South Africa Visakhapatnam 2 Oct 2019 Test # 2363
57, 1/24, 2/37 India v West Indies Kingston 30 Aug 2019 Test # 2359
19, 5/43, 3/31 India v West Indies North Sound 22 Aug 2019 Test # 2358
Profile

With a physique and attitude that is reminiscent of a young Javagal Srinath, Ishant Sharma shot into prominence during the 2007-08 Test series in Australia. Standing at 6'4", his rhythmic, high-arm action allowed him to bowl at around 140 kph. For one who started serious cricket at 14, his rise was rapid and he made his Ranji Trophy debut at 18. An injury to Munaf Patel provided him an opening during India's tour of Bangladesh in May 2007 but it was in Australia where he caught the attention, prompting Steve Waugh to call him the next best thing in Indian cricket. He showed he could move the ball both ways and his probing spell in the second innings in Perth, where he set-up Ricky Ponting, is the stuff of folklore. He continued to impress in the one-day series, clocking more than 150kph once, and ended as India's highest wicket-taker in the triumphant campaign.

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Feb 23, 2020

Ishant Sharma walks off after taking his 11th five-wicket haul in Tests, New Zealand v India, 1st Test, Wellington, 3rd day, February 23, 2020

Ishant Sharma walks off after taking his 11th five-wicket haul in Tests

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Feb 22, 2020

Ishant Sharma goes up in appeal against Tom Latham, New Zealand v India, 1st Test, Wellington, 2nd day, February 22, 2020

Ishant Sharma goes up in appeal against Tom Latham

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Feb 22, 2020

Ishant Sharma in his delivery stride New Zealand v India, 1st Test, Wellington, 2nd day, February 22, 2020

Ishant Sharma in his delivery stride

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