The Board of Control for Cricket in India


Role :


Batting Style :

Right-hand Bat

Bowling Style :

Right-arm Fast


Sep 02, 1988

At a time when there was a dearth of genuine fast bowlers in India, Ishant Sharma was like a breath of fresh air as he burst into the limelight with his sharp pace and accurate bowling. You turn back the pages of cricketing history and one would have enduring memories of the lanky bowler making look batting miserable for Ricky Ponting. His seven-over spell in the second innings of the Perth Test of 2008 is one of his most talked about spells by an Indian bowler as an Australian legend had been trumped by a youngster playing just his fourth Test. Ishant's honeymoon period in Australia continued as he helped India win the last ever annual Tri-series ODI competition down under baggin the most wickets for the visitors. But since his initial success, Ishant has struggled to make a sustained impact because of injury woes. Yet, whenever he has been brought back into the Indian Test side, his contributions have been steady. The 2010 series against Australia and New Zealand in 2010 at home is a case in point. His ability to generate bounce from his height makes him a vital asset for India's overseas tours, particularly those played outside the subcontinent. Sharma is also known for being a stubborn lower-order bat. He showed a lot of commitment with the bat teaming up with VVS Laxman in 2010 to register an iconic win against Ausralia in Mohali. He has often received a lot of criticism for being inconsistent even after playing more than fifty Test matches for India. For Ishant though it is a constant learning process and the road to success will definitely come his way. In 2014, he took center stage with a seven-wicket haul against England at Lord's which helped India win at the Home of Cricket after 28 years. In Ishant there is hope and a constant prayer for him to be India's next leader of the pace attack.

Career Statistics

Batting & Fielding

Mat Inn No Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s CT ST


105 142 47 785 57 8.26 2568 30.57 0 1 88 1 23 0


80 28 13 72 13 4.80 203 35.47 0 0 6 0 19 0


14 3 2 8 5* 8.00 9 88.89 0 0 1 0 4 0

Bowling Stats

Mat Inn Balls Runs WKTS BBM Ave Econ SR 4W 5W


105 188 19160 10078 311 10/108 32.41 3.16 61.61 10 11


80 78 3733 3563 115 4/34 30.98 5.73 32.46 6 0


14 14 278 400 8 2/34 50.00 8.63 34.75 0 0