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Shardul Thakur

India|Bowler
Shardul Thakur
INTL CAREER: 2017 - 2022
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Full Name

Shardul Narendra Thakur

Born

October 16, 1991, Palghar, Maharashtra

Age

30y 300d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

Playing Role

Bowler

TEAMS

An aggressive quick bowler, who can swing the ball away from the right-handers even while hitting the pitch hard, Shardul Thakur has established himself as the spearhead of Mumbai's attack. With the new ball, Thakur's at-the-batsman method forms a neat counterpoint to Dhawal Kulkarni's more metronomic style, and the two combined brilliantly to win Mumbai their 41st Ranji Trophy title in February 2016. Thakur picked up eight wickets in the final against Saurashtra, and his dismissal of Cheteshwar Pujara on the third day, the ball rearing up from a length to hit the shoulder of the bat, was perhaps the ball of the match.

Thakur hails from Palghar, a town 87 km north of Mumbai, and spent his early cricketing years lugging his kitbag on early-morning trains into the city. Mumbai won the Ranji Trophy in his debut season of 2012-13, but he did not play a major role in the triumph, picking up only four wickets in four matches at an average of 82.

Told to lose weight by his Mumbai team-mates, Thakur came back leaner and fitter the next season, and picked up 27 wickets at 26.25. The 2014-15 season was even better, Thakur finishing joint-top of the Ranji Trophy bowling charts with 48 wickets at 20.81. That earned him a call-up to the India A squad for four-day games against Australia A and South Africa A. Later that year, playing for the Board President's XI, he bagged a four-wicket haul against the touring South Africans, his wickets including those of Faf du Plessis and Hashim Amla.

Kings XI Punjab signed Thakur for INR 20 lakhs at the 2014 IPL player auction, but he only got to play one match in his first two seasons for the team.
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Career Averages
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test8151107660277/618/10824.443.5741.0110
ODI222210291129324/524/5235.286.5832.1200
T20I2524506772334/274/2723.399.1515.3100
FC701251235865752347/619/12328.093.1952.811130
List A8181381536791304/194/1928.305.7829.3700
T20139137287741671624/274/2725.728.6917.7200
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test81412546719.5336769.200332920
ODI2213621550*30.71181118.780119860
T20I25636922*23.0038181.57005470
FC7098715088716.57231865.050919331190
List A8148156249218.90552113.04025326220
T20139451630329*10.44249121.68001913420
Shardul Narendra Thakur
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Recent Matches - Player
MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
India vs West Indies--2/1727-Jul-2022Port of SpainODI # 4439
India vs West Indies33/5424-Jul-2022Port of SpainODI # 4438
India vs West Indies7*2/5422-Jul-2022Port of SpainODI # 4436
India vs England1 & 41/48 & 0/6501-Jul-2022BirminghamTest # 2470
Indians vs Leics6 & 282/71 & 1/3423-Jun-2022LeicesterOTHER
Videos
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Shardul Thakur celebrates after dismissing Shamarh Brooks
The Indian team celebrates after sealing the ODI series 2-1
Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shardul Thakur and others with disappointed looks during the presentation
The England players check on Shardul Thakur after he copped a blow to the helmet off Matthew Potts
An ecstatic Shardul Thakur celebrates after picking up Ben Stokes' wicket
Shardul Thakur celebrates after removing Ben Stokes