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Ishant Sharma

Ishant Sharma
Full name Ishant Sharma
Born September 2, 1988, Delhi
Current age 30
Major team India
Batting style Right Handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast medium
ODI Debut June 29, 2007 v South Africa at Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast

Ishant Sharma took world cricket by storm in 2007-08 by knocking over one of the greatest batsmen of all-time, Ricky Ponting, during India’s tour of Australia. The 6 feet 4 inches bowler has a combination of a high arm delivery action and genuine pace. His determined five-fer against the touring Pakistan side in 2008, in only his second Test, made everyone believe that India finally possessed a good fast bowler.


Ishant’s career took a path of decline after his initial dream run in Tests and ODIs. His 10 wickets in the 2013 Champions Trophy in England was one of the highlights of his ODI career. However, he has failed to be consistent and often blown hot and cold. In the Indian T20 League, he has played for many sides which exemplifies the point that he’s not adapted to the changing game of cricket.


Sharma lost his place in colored clothing but remained an integral part of India’s Test cricket system. It was his bowling in the second innings (7/74) in the Lord’s Test in 2014 that gave India their first win at the venue since 1986. In 2015, he took eight wickets in a game to set up the series win in Sri Lanka.


Ishant, who hails from Delhi, is the fourth Indian pacer to have taken 200 Test wickets after Kapil Dev, Javagal Srinath and Zaheer Khan. While he may not have the wickets to show for his bowling since 2016, he still has age on his side and can be expected to add further to his Test wickets tally.

Batting and Fielding Averages

MatInnsNoRunsHSAveBFSR100504s6sCtSt
Tests8712043622318.07216028.7900700170
ODIS80281372134.8020335.460060190
T20IS1432858.00988.88001040
First-class12816362884668.75290230.4601993270
List A1234520174316.9636847.2800121260
Twenty2011329215596.877474.320041220

Bowling Averages

MatInnsBallsRunsWktsAveEconSR4w5w10
Tests87 15516578889325634.73 3.2164.75881
ODIS80 783733356311530.98 5.7232.46600
T20IS14 14278400850.00 8.6334.75000
First-class128 226237821221341129.71 3.0857.8617132
List A123 1205834515417828.95 5.3032.771010
Twenty20113 113243731898836.23 7.8527.69110

Split by Team in Tests

MatInnsBARUBAAVSRHSHUFICTSTOVMADWIER
Australia2235 131747.9028.43310050685.111848
Bangladesh53 12110.5030.001300001142213
England1728 91226.4226.2314001060212456
New Zealand67 16110.1644.85260020224.44130
Pakistan11 10-0.000*002039.1135
South Africa1319 8635.7227.63230020407.18229
Sri Lanka1217 713313.3025.8231*00403626636
West Indies109 3406.6634.18170000316.57235
Afghanistan11 088.0061.53800101224

Split by Team in ODIs

MatInnsBARUBAAVSRHSHUFICTSTOVMADWIER
Australia187 594.5031.033*0050137.4426
Bangladesh10 0-0.0000001001
England92 27-140.007*002069712
New Zealand64 2178.5056.668*001046.248
Pakistan94 172.3324.135001080.2313
South Africa41 10-0.000*00003216
Sri Lanka258 2325.3331.06130060187.1841
West Indies82 000.000.000004059.428

Split by Team in T20Is

MatInnsBARUBAAVSRHSHUFICTSTOVMADWIER
Australia21 13-50.003*00105.200
Bangladesh10 0-0.000000402
England10 0-0.000000400
New Zealand20 0-0.000000601
Pakistan21 000.000.0000010802
South Africa10 0-0.000000100
Sri Lanka31 15-250.005*00201203
West Indies10 0-0.000000300
Ireland10 0-0.000000300

Last 5 Matches in Tests

  • Batting
  • 4(25) v England on September 7, 2018
  • 5(24) v England on September 7, 2018
  • 14(27) v England on August 30, 2018
  • 0(5) v England on August 30, 2018
  • 1*(5) v England on August 18, 2018
  • DNB v England on August 18, 2018
  • 0(3) v England on August 9, 2018
  • 2(7) v England on August 9, 2018
  • 5(17) v England on August 1, 2018
  • 11(15) v England on August 1, 2018
  • Bowling
  • 3/62 vs England on September 7, 2018
  • 0/13 vs England on September 7, 2018
  • 2/26 vs England on August 30, 2018
  • 2/36 vs England on August 30, 2018
  • 2/32 vs England on August 18, 2018
  • 2/70 vs England on August 18, 2018
  • 1/101 vs England on August 9, 2018
  • 1/46 vs England on August 1, 2018
  • 5/51 vs England on August 1, 2018

Last 5 Matches in ODIs

  • Batting
  • DNB v Australia on January 23, 2016
  • 0(3) v Australia on January 20, 2016
  • DNB v Australia on January 17, 2016
  • DNB v Australia on January 15, 2016
  • DNB v Australia on January 26, 2015
  • Bowling
  • 2/60 vs Australia on January 23, 2016
  • 4/77 vs Australia on January 20, 2016
  • 2/53 vs Australia on January 17, 2016
  • 1/60 vs Australia on January 15, 2016
  • DNB vs Australia on January 26, 2015

Last 5 Matches in T20Is

  • Batting
  • DNB v Australia on October 10, 2013
  • DNB v Pakistan on December 28, 2012
  • 0(1) v Pakistan on December 25, 2012
  • DNB v Sri Lanka on December 12, 2009
  • 5*(2) v Sri Lanka on December 9, 2009
  • Bowling
  • 0/52 vs Australia on October 10, 2013
  • 1/34 vs Pakistan on December 28, 2012
  • 1/23 vs Pakistan on December 25, 2012
  • 2/42 vs Sri Lanka on December 12, 2009
  • 0/22 vs Sri Lanka on December 9, 2009

Team Rankings

RankTeamPointsRating
1 India 4397 116
2 South Africa 3712 106
3 England 4722 105
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 Australia 3663 102
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