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Karn Sharma
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Karn Sharma

India|Bowler
Karn Sharma

INTL CAREER: 2014 - 2014

Full Name

Karn Vinod Sharma

Born

October 23, 1987, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh

Age

33y 241d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak googly

Playing Role

Bowler

TEAMS

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
Test1229423842/954/23859.504.8573.50000
ODI221141250---6.57-000
T20I11242811/281/2828.007.0024.00000
FC741141047455911968/9710/13328.523.2053.409101
List A9488446534741115/135/1331.294.6640.20020
T20140129242330161175/245/2425.777.4620.70210
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test12184*8.002828.57000000
ODI2-----------30
T20I1-----------00
FC7410712237612025.01486748.8121529144250
List A9474161419109*24.46150594.28159060350
T20140962613676719.521076127.04029662390
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Mitchell Santner celebrates a breakthrough by explaining how he got the job done
Karn Sharma lets out a celebratory roar
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
MS Dhoni bowls as Karn Sharma looks on