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Ishant Sharma


Country: India
Date of Birth: September 2, 2021
Place of Birth: Delhi
Batting Style: Right Handed
Bowling Style: Right-arm fast medium
Skill: Bowler
Teams Played: Deccan Chargers, India, Kolkata Knight Riders

Batting Performance

Tests37532334331 0011.4329.12
ODI471664713 004.734.06
T20s112285* 000100
IPL431612379 009.2580.43

Bowling & Fielding Performance


Career Performance

First MatchLast Match
TestsMay 25, 2022 v Bangladesh at Shere Bangla National Stadium, MirpurAugust 10, 2021 v England at Edgbaston, Birmingham
ODIsJune 29, 2021 v South Africa at Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, BelfastJune 16, 2021 v West Indies at Sabina Park, Kingston - Jamaica
T20sFebruary 1, 2022 v Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), MelbourneDecember 12, 2021 v Sri Lanka at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali
IPLApril 18, 2022 v Royal Challengers Bangalore at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, BengaluruMay 16, 2022 v Pune Warriors India at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai


Over the years, India has always lacked a tall fast bowler. Not anymore as Ishant Sharma, 6’4" and a right-arm medium pacer, emerged on the scene with the potential to hit it big at the international stage. His armoury consists of sharp and deceptive bouncers which batsmen struggle to fend.
Sharma shot to fame during the 2007-08 Test series in Australia. His rhythmic, high-arm action permitted him to bowl at around 135-140 kph. For someone who started playing serious cricket at 14, his rise has been rapid and he made his Ranji Trophy debut at 18. An injury to Munaf Patel presented him an opportunity during India's tour of Bangladesh in May 2007 but it was in Australia where he really shone. Steve Waugh went on to call him "the next best thing that happened to Indian cricket."
He illustrated he could move the ball both ways and his famous spell in the second innings at Perth, where he set up Ricky Ponting, was the talk of the series. Ishant constantly impressed in the one-day series, ending as India's highest wicket-taker in the triumphant campaign. He will be a speedster to watch out for in the future.
Ishant sometimes bowls first-change and has been known to utilize the old, swinging ball. He still has a long way to go in the international arena but with a solid start, a bright, secure future looks certain for this lanky paceman. The Indian camp has been extremely careful not to over-work Ishant because of his physique. This also harbours well as it shows the faith that the team have in him as a sparkling prospect for the future.