Ishant Sharma
Ishant Sharma
Ishant Sharma pronunciation is an Indian cricketer. He is a right arm fast-medium bowler. Sharma has a high arm delivery action and does not swing the ball but depends on pace and movement off the seam. At the age of 18, Sharma was called to join the Indian squad for the tour of South Africa in 2006–07. However, after receiving the call and organising travel arrangements, it was decided not to send him on the tour.
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January 03, 2012
Cricketer Ishant Sharma bowls during the Second Test Match between Australia vs.India at the Sydney Cricket Ground - Day 1
March 16, 2010
Kolkata Knight Riders player Ishant Sharma celebrates with team-mates after taking the wicket of Chennai Super Kings player Matthew Hayden during DLF IPL Season-3 Twenty20 match at Eden Gardens, in Calcutta, India.
March 12, 2010
Kolkata Knight riders player Ishant Sharma bowls during the opening match against Deccan Chargers at the Indian Premier League 3 Twenty20 cricket competition at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, India, on Friday, March 12, 2010.
May 09, 2009
Kolkata Knight Riders fast bowler Ishant Sharma during the Delhi Daredevils vs. Kolkata Knight Riders match at The Wanderers, Stadium
April 26, 2009
Ishant Sharma of Kolkata Knight Riders during the IPL Twenty20 match with Kolkata Knight Riders versus Mumbai Indians at The Crusaders Ground, St George's Park Mumbai Indians won by 92 runs
April 22, 2009
Ishant Sharma of Kolkata Knight Riders During the IPL Twenty20 match at The Newlands Cricket Stadium in Cape Town between the Rajasthan Royals and the Kolkata Knight Riders Rajasthan Royals won the match via the Super Over method
February 10, 2009
Indian cricketer Ishant Sharma delivers a ball during the Twenty20 International (ODI) match between India and Sri Lanka at the R Premadasa Stadium
December 23, 2008
Ishant Sharma and Gautam Gambhir Day five of the second India versus England test cricket match
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Cricket-India's Rohit out of England tests, Ishant back
Yahoo News - 5 months
* Openers Dhawan, Rahul out of first two tests * Pandya gets first call-up to test squad (Adds quotes, detail) MUMBAI, Nov 2 (Reuters) - India will be without three of their first-choice batsmen in the first two tests against England after openers Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul, and middle-order batsman Rohit Sharma were ruled out due to injuries. Fast bowler Ishant Sharma returned to the 15-man squad after missing the test series against New Zealand due to illness while uncapped all-rounder Hardik Pandya received a first call-up to the national side for the longer format. Right-hander Rohit, who bats in the middle order in the test team, suffered a thigh injury during the final one-day international against New Zealand.
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Cricket-Gambhir replaces injured Rahul in India's test squad
Yahoo News - 6 months
India's in-form opening batsman Lokesh Rahul has been ruled out of the remaining two tests against New Zealand due to a hamstring injury and has been replaced by Gautam Gambhir in the squad, the country's cricket board said on Tuesday. Fast bowler Ishant Sharma will also miss the second test at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata after failing to recover from the mosquito-borne viral disease Chikungunya, which also forced him to sit out of the Kanpur opener. Uncapped Haryana offspinner Jayant Yadav will replace Sharma for the second test of the series, which India lead 1-0.
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India's Sharma out of first Kiwi Test with chikungunya
Yahoo News - 6 months
Indian pace bowler Ishant Sharma was Tuesday ruled out of the first Test against New Zealand after contracting the mosquito-borne disease chikungunya. "Ishant Sharma is recovering from chikungunya and will not be available for the first Test match," coach Anil Kumble told reporters in Kanpur, where the opening Test starts on Thursday. Kumble said a replacement has not been sought for Sharma in the 15-member squad that includes three other fast bowlers -- Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav.
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Cricket-Bowling woes bog down India's title defence
Yahoo News - about 2 years
By Amlan Chakraborty NEW DELHI, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Mahendra Singh Dhoni was part of the design process when manufacturers decided to recycle around 33 bottles to produce one Team India kit, making smart use of the plastic waste that litters every Indian road. As India bid to become only the third nation to defend a World Cup title, Dhoni faces a not to dissimilar job with his bowling resources. The inexperienced pace attack led by Ishant Sharma is unlikely to send shivers down the opponents' spine, while the effectiveness of the Indian spinners outside the subcontinent's dustbowls is always a matter of conjecture. Coach Duncan Fletcher, however, is bullish about the team which lost the test series in Australia and could not register a single win in the subsequent tri-series also involving England.
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Rohit Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja to undergo fitness test on Saturday
Yahoo News - about 2 years
Four Indian players face fitness test.
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Sharma bowls India to victory over England
Yahoo News - over 2 years
Ishant Sharma took seven wickets as India ended a run of 15 Tests without an away victory in an emphatic 95-run win over England at Lord's on Monday. This victory, only India's second in 17 Tests at Lord's, put the tourists 1-0 up in the five-match series ahead of the third Test in Southampton on Sunday. "I felt in the last couple of series outside India (in South Africa and New Zealand) were were in a position to win," said India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. England, set 319 for victory, collapsed to 223 all out on Monday's final day.
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I'm the same bowler I was earlier: Ishant
The Times Of India - about 3 years
Pacer Ishant Sharma said he has been bowling well consistently for some time but his performance was being noticed only now because he is among wickets.     
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Indian pacers rattle Kiwis top order
The Times Of India - about 3 years
Indian pacer Ishant Sharma finally found his form as he took two wickets to put New Zealand in tatters on the first day of the first Test at Eden Park in Auckland.     
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'Ishant Sharma has stopped learning'
The Times Of India - about 3 years
India captain Dhoni may have given a long rope to an erratic Ishant Sharma but his indifferent performances came in for sharp criticism from former players.     
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Philander rides to the rescue
Cape Times - over 3 years
At tea time at the Wanderers yesterday all was well with the South African side. ||| Day 2 of 5: India 280 South Africa 213/6 Stuart Hess johannesburg: At tea time at the Wanderers yesterday all was well with the South African side. As Graeme Smith and Hashim Amla sipped on their energy drinks and bit into their sarmies they would have started looking ahead to how they could further their dominance in this first Sunfoil Test, and just how much they could take out of India’s apparently sub-par total. The morning had brought a rapid conclusion to India’s first innings, perhaps quicker than even the South Africans would have imagined when they arrived at the ground. It took 63 minutes, 13 overs and cost 25 runs for the home-side to roll out India as the lessons from the first day were heeded. Bowling lines were much tighter, batsmen were forced to play more and with just a minimum of movement off the pitch, the wickets tumbled – unfortunately for South Africa, when it ...
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Top 5 most expensive overs in ODI cricket
Yahoo News - over 3 years
Author : Aayush 5)   30 runs:   There are as many as 6 instances of 30 runs being scored in an over, the latest being our very own Ishant Sharma being thrashed by James Faulkner (6, 6, 2, 6, 6, 4). However, this feat has been achieved by Sanath Jayasuriya twice, once of Pakistan […]
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Australia overcome India, poor umpiring decisions
The Times of India - over 3 years
There is something very stubborn about MS Dhoni’s captaincy. Everybody thought that paceman Ishant Sharma wasn’t pulling his weight in the side for a long time. But the Indian captain persists with some players while others are doomed to be journeymen. It has happened several times with several players in the past; Ajinkya Rahane and Manoj Tiwary (who was dropped after scoring a hundred in the previous game) being two examples.    This time common sense demanded that the..
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Top 5 bowling performances by Ishant Sharma in international cricket
Yahoo News - over 3 years
Ishant Sharma The tallest pacer in the current Indian setup turns 25 today. The lanky Ishant Sharma, known to his friends and teammates as Lambu, has struggled with both injuries and loss of form in recent times. Each time he delivers a fine spell, he goes for long periods without success. It is a far cry […]
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Cricket: Chance squandered as England collapse
Yorkshire Evening Post - almost 4 years
England came so near yet so far to winning the 2013 Champions Trophy against India at Edgbaston. David Clough reports. England allowed an overdue piece of history to slip from their grasp as India instead won yesterday’s Champions Trophy final by five runs at Edgbaston. The hosts, still without a one-day international global tournament win after 38 years of trying and 17 attempts, reached 110-4 by the 18th over in pursuit of 129-7 in a match reduced by rain from the scheduled 50 to just 20 overs per side. But just as it seemed Ishant Sharma was about to panic in an over which began with a dot, six and then successive wides, it was England who lost both set batsmen to kickstart a collapse of four wickets for three runs in eight balls. The disappointment was harsh especially on Ravi Bopara, who had taken three for 20 to help restrict India and then shared a stand of 64 in nine overs with Eoin Morgan on an awkward spinners’ pitch. India therefore won this tournament outright for the ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ishant Sharma
  • 2016
    Age 27
    In June 2016, he got engaged to Indian basketball player Pratima Singh.
    More Details Hide Details Test 5-wicket hauls 1. Crossed 100 wickets in 70 matches. 2. crossed 150 wickets in tests in 53 tests. 11th Indian bowler to do so.
  • 2015
    Age 26
    He finished the 2015 three-match Test series in Sri Lanka with 13 wickets, including a 5-wicket haul in the third Test at SSC.
    More Details Hide Details At the end of the match, he was handed a one match ban by the International Cricket Council (ICC), following an altercation with Dhammika Prasad in the course of the match. The series also saw him pick his 200th wicket in Tests. India won the series 2–1. A right arm fast-medium bowler, the speed of Sharma's bowling has diminished since he emerged on the international scene, although in 2008 he bowled a delivery at over. Such occurrences were not the norm as his pace dropped to around, but under Eric Simons (who was India's bowling coach from 2010 to 2012) Sharma was regularly bowling in excess of when India toured Australia in 2011/12. According to India's former bowling coach Venkatesh Prasad he is amongst the most dedicated bowler in India's set up. Simons noted height was a factor in the length Sharma bowled, saying "For Ishant to hit the stumps, he has to pitch it fuller, and that means the batsman has more chance of keeping it out". Former West Indies fast bowler Courtney Walsh identified two problems with Sharma's bowling action: his head drops when the ball is delivered and the position of his wrist varies. The first takes some of the speed out of the delivery, while the second reduces the chance of the ball seaming and swinging. The former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar suggested that the lack of movement in Sharma's bowling discouraged him from pitching the ball up so instead he tends to bowl short.
  • 2014
    Age 25
    In the 2014 tour of England, Sharma secured his career best figures of 7/74 at the Lord's, with an aggressive spell in England's second innings, bowling India to a 95-run win.
    More Details Hide Details During the first test of the series, Sharma suffered the slight ignominy of becoming Alastair Cook's sole Test wicket when caught down the leg side. India finished the series losing 3–1.
  • 2013
    Age 24
    After some bad performances against Australia in 2013 ODI series, he came back strongly against South Africa taking 4/40 in the third ODI on 11 December 2013 at SuperSport Park, which was his 2nd best performance in ODIs.
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    In 2013 Ind vs. Aus ODI series, he gave away 30 runs in an over, equalling the most expensive over by an Indian bowler and joining Yuvraj Singh, who himself had previously conceded 30 runs in an ODI match against England in 2007.
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  • 2012
    Age 23
    The operation meant that he missed the 2012 IPL.
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    In March 2012, Sharma underwent surgery on his ankle which had been troubling him for over a year.
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  • 2011
    Age 22
    Sharma played in all four Tests of India's tour of Australia in 2011–12.
    More Details Hide Details India lost the series 4–0, while Sharma took five wickets at the cost of 451 runs.
  • 2009
    Age 20
    However, in 2009, Ishant's form slumped, and he was dropped for the second Test against Sri Lanka, replaced by Sreesanth.
    More Details Hide Details On 5 October 2010, Ishant helped VVS Laxman pull off a highly unlikely win over Australia by one wicket in the first Test in Mohali after India had fallen to 8/124 in pursuit of 205. Ishant provided Laxman with support during an 81-run partnership in which he contributed 31 valuable runs. In the 2011 IPL auction, Sharma was bought by the Deccan Chargers; he hoped that his performance in the competition would give him a chance to impress selectors and push for selection in India's ODI team. From 12 matches, Sharma took 11 wickets at an average of 28.54. A month after the IPL, which was held in April and May, India toured the West Indies for five ODIs and three Tests. Several senior players were rested from the ODI side and others absent through injury; this mostly affected the batsmen but Zaheer Khan missed the ODI series. India won the first three ODIs, and Sharma was called into the team for the fourth, his first ODI since August 2010. He managed one wicket from two matches in the series while conceding 109 runs. The first Test resulted in a win for India and Sharma took three wickets in each innings. He claimed his 100th Test wicket in the second Test, becoming the fifth youngest to reach the landmark; the fixture was also the first time he took ten wickets in a match for India.
  • 2008
    Age 19
    He scalped two important wickets on 18 February 2008 versus Australia in the 7th ODI of CB series.
    More Details Hide Details During the 2008 Test series against Australia in India, Ishant was the leading wicket-taker, with 16, and was named man-of-the-series as India won 2–0. He thereby became the first Indian paceman to win such an award in a Test series on Indian soil after Kapil Dev who won the award in 1983. He was noted for achieving reverse swing on balls sometimes as young as eight overs, and along with senior opening bowler Zaheer Khan, troubled the touring Australians. He took Australian captain Ricky Ponting's wicket three times during the series, and six times in as many Tests, making the Indian press label Ponting as Ishant's bunny.
    On 10 February 2008, Sharma bagged four important wickets in the 4th ODI of CB Series against Australia.
    More Details Hide Details He ended the match with figures of 4/38 and named Man of the Match.
    Sharma was left out in the Boxing Day Test at Melbourne during the Border–Gavaskar Trophy as India retained their main fast bowlers, Zaheer Khan and RP Singh. However, in January 2008 Sharma was called to represent India once again to replace the injured Zaheer Khan in the second test at the SCG.
    More Details Hide Details Sharma started the first day of the match strongly and was involved in a controversial decision from Steve Bucknor when Andrew Symonds nicked the ball to keeper MS Dhoni off his bowling but was given not out. He bowled reasonably in the match, however without much luck. Although he had little success, the management retained him for the third Test match at Perth. On the fourth day of the match he bowled an exceptional spell to Australian captain Ricky Ponting that resulted in his wicket and helped India claim victory. He used the pace and bounce of the WACA wicket to trouble the batsmen. In the following test played in Adelaide he picked up two wickets and impressed everyone with his bowling. He finished the tour of Australia with figures of 6/358, an average of 59.66 and a strike rate of 101..
  • 2007
    Age 18
    Sharma got a call back in the team in the 3rd Test during Pakistan's tour of India in December 2007 due to injury of India's frontline pacers Zaheer Khan, RP Singh, and Sreesanth.
    More Details Hide Details Sharma picked up 5 wickets during the third test in Bangalore. This performance earned him a place in India's squad for the tour of Australia.
    Later on, he was called for the tour of England in July–August 2007.
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    In May 2007, Sharma was selected in the test team for the Bangladesh tour and played as a replacement for the fast bowler Munaf Patel.
    More Details Hide Details Over there he played for his national side in the second test where he bowled three overs including one maiden and conceded only five runs without taking a wicket.
  • 2006
    Age 17
    At the age of 18, Sharma was called to join the Indian squad for the tour of South Africa in 2006–07.
    More Details Hide Details However, after receiving the call and organising travel arrangements, it was decided not to send him on the tour. In reference to his height and lean physique in his Under-19 days, the bowler was nicknamed Lambu. In 2011, he became the fifth youngest player to take 100 Test wickets. Against South Africa in 2013, Ishant Sharma became the fifth quickest Indian to grab 100 ODI wickets. While being a "rhythm" bowler, he still is considered one of the fastest Indian bowlers having bowled in excess of 150 km/h on several occasions in international cricket as well as the IPL, his fastest being 152.2 km/h bowled to Ricky Ponting on Boxing Day Test in 2011. Ishant plays for Delhi in domestic cricket and has taken 68 wickets in 14 first-class games, including a five-wicket haul against Baroda on the opening day of a match Delhi drew after failing to bowl Baroda out on the fourth day.
  • 1988
    Born on September 2, 1988.
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