Full Name

Karn Vinod Sharma

Born

October 23, 1987, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh

Age

34y 349d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak Googly

Playing Role

Bowler

After Praveen Kumar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, legspinner Karn Sharma became the third cricketer to hit the headlines from the small western Uttar Pradesh town of Meerut when he bagged a Rs 3.75 crore from Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2014 IPL auction. It was the highest amount earned by a domestic uncapped player in the auction, and was reward for a solid season with Sunrisers in 2013, when he grabbed 11 wickets in 13 matches at an economy rate of 6.60. He formed a potent combination with India legspinner Amit Mishra as Sunrisers beat expectations to reach the semi-finals in their first season.

He has been around in the domestic circuit since 2007 representing Railways, but it was only during the 2012-13 season that he really made heads turn. He won the BCCI award for the Best Under-25 cricketer after taking 21 wickets at 19.04 in three Ranji matches that season. It included an eight-wicket innings haul against defending champions Rajasthan, which remains a highlight of his first-class career.

He repeated his solid IPL showing in 2014, with 15 wickets at 25.06, before showing a glimpse of his batting skills against South Africa A when India A toured Australia - given limited opportunities there, he got India A across the line in a nail-biting chase with 39 off 16 at No. 9. Not long after, he was rewarded with an India call-up, making the limited-overs squad for the tour to England and debuting for the country in a T20 international. Later in the year, after consistently claiming wickets against touring teams for India A, he got a maiden Test call-up: for the tour to Australia. ESPNcricinfo staff

Career Averages
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test1229423842/954/23859.504.8573.5000
ODI221141250---6.57-000
T20I11242811/281/2828.007.0024.0000
FC771201107459632108/9711/14028.393.2352.79122
List A9993471736681165/135/1331.624.6640.6020
T20145134252531441215/245/2425.987.4720.8210
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test12184*8.002828.57000000
ODI2-----------30
T20I1-----------00
FC7711012243512024.84497948.9021529945270
List A9979161441109*22.87154093.57159061390
T201451012614346719.121146125.130210164390
Karn Vinod Sharma
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Test
ODI
T20I
Recent Matches - Player
MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
Railways vs J + K366/76 & 5/6403-Mar-2022ChennaiFC
Railways vs Puducherry170/67 & 0/4324-Feb-2022ChennaiFC
Railways vs Karnataka60/75 & 3/4717-Feb-2022ChennaiFC
Railways vs Assam31/3614-Dec-2021RanchiList A
Railways vs Goa00/3512-Dec-2021RanchiList A
Photos
Karn Sharma lets out a celebratory roar
Mitchell Santner celebrates a breakthrough by explaining how he got the job done
Karn Sharma celebrates after getting a wicket
Karn Sharma reacts after getting the wicket of Kane Williamson
Karn Sharma accounted for Nitish Rana
Karn Sharma celebrates a wicket during Railways' win over Mumbai