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Vijay Shankar
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Vijay Shankar

India|Allrounder
Vijay Shankar

INTL CAREER: 2018 - 2019

Full Name

Vijay Shankar

Born

January 26, 1991, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu

Age

30y 266d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

Playing Role

Allrounder

TEAMS

A middle-order batsman who can grind attacks and bowl medium-pace, Vijay Shankar established himself as one of the key members of a Tamil Nadu side undergoing transition in 2014-15. Particularly strong off the pads, and with a fondness for driving on the up, Shankar made scores of 111, 82, 91, 103 in the Ranji Trophy knockouts to finish with 577 runs at 57.70 that season, after returning from a groin injury.

He was subsequently rewarded with an India A call up and made an unbeaten half-century on debut against an Australia A attack comprising Gurinder Sandhu, Andrew Fekete, Sean Abbott, and Steve O'Keefe. Shankar also impressed against South Africa A and aimed to become a genuine allrounder, instead of a batsman who can bowl part-time.

As a teenager Shankar had honed his skills on his terrace, which doubled up as a make-shift indoor net, with his father and brother Ajay, who played lower-division cricket in Tamil Nadu. Shankar bowled offspin until he was 20, but switched to medium-pace in a bid to break into a spin-heavy Tamil Nadu side.

At 21, he was handed his first-class debut against Vidarbha in Nagpur, where he scored 63 not out and took two wickets. He had to play understudy to a settled middle order, before his breakthrough season in 2014-15. He had to play understudy at Chennai Super Kings in the IPL as well, getting just a solitary game over three seasons. He was then bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2016 IPL auction.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
ODI12812234631.8524690.650020470
T20I9401014325.2573138.350011520
FC45599224211144.84434651.5851626523280
List A887616228612938.10252690.4921217944320
T20105811915156924.431204125.830510356540
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
ODI12923321042/152/1552.505.4058.20000
T20I9612619152/322/3238.209.0925.20000
FC455732691751334/525/8953.063.2199.00200
List A887422621921544/344/3435.575.0941.80100
T20105598091104333/123/1233.458.1824.50000
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Vijay Shankar fumbles an easy catch
Vijay Shankar celebrates the dismissal of Sanju Samson
Vijay Shankar broke Mumbai Indians' opening stand
Vijay Shankar took a return catch to dismiss Suryakumar Yadav
Vijay Shankar plays one into the off side
Sunrisers Hyderabad's Tamil Nadu boys: T Natarajan and Vijay Shankar take a jog ahead of the match