Shardul Thakur

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Shardul Thakur
Personal information
Full name Shardul Narendra Thakur
Born (1991-10-16) 16 October 1991 (age 26)
Palghar, Maharashtra, India
Batting Right-hand bat
Bowling Right-arm fast-medium
Role Bowler
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 218) 31 August 2017 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI 16 February 2018 v South Africa
ODI shirt no. 54 (formerly 10)
Domestic team information
Years Team
2012–present Mumbai
2015 Kings XI Punjab
2017 Rising Pune Supergiants (squad no. 10)
2018 Chennai Super Kings (squad no. 54)
Source: Cricinfo, 24 June, 2016

Shardul Thakur (born 16 October 1991) is an Indian cricketer & 218th player to be inducted to the Indian Cricket Team while playing first-class cricket for Mumbai.[1] He was a member of the Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai cricket team and India A cricket team. Currently he is member of Indian cricket Team and will play for Chennai Super Kings in IPL. In March 2017, he played for the team Rising Pune Supergaints.

Domestic career[edit]

Earlier in school cricket, he hit 6 sixes from 6 balls in an over.He made his First-class debut against Rajasthan cricket team at Jaipur in November, 2012. He didn't have a good start to his career as he took four wickets at a bowling average of 82.0 from his first four games. In 2012–13 Ranji season, he took 27 wickets at 26.25 from six games, with one five-wicket haul. In the 2013-14 Ranji season, he took 48 wickets at 20.81 from ten games with five five-wicket hauls.[2]

In 2015-16 Ranji Trophy final, he took eight wickets against the Saurashtra cricket team and led Mumbai cricket team to win its 41st Ranji Trophy title.[3]

International career[edit]

He was named in India's 16-man squad for India's Test tour of West Indies in 2016, but he did not play.[4] In August 2017, he was named in India's limited overs squad for the series against Sri Lanka.[5] He made his One Day International (ODI) debut on 31 August 2017 against Sri Lanka.[6]. He became the second player to wear the no 10 Jersey next to Sachin Tendulkar that raised up various controversial comments in social media.

After returning to India odi sqaud against New Zealand in 2017 he changed his jersey number to 54 due to above mentioned controversy. On 29 November 2017, BCCI retired Sachin Tendulkar’s No. 10 jersey.[7]

He made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut for India against South Africa on 21 February 2018.[8]

In March 2018, he was selected to play 2018 Nidahas Trophy[9]. In a match against Sri Lanka he took a career best 4-27 [10] to bring the game back to India's favour winning the Man Of the Match award. He finished with 6 wickets from 5 matches at an average of 29.33.[11]

IPL Career[edit]

He was signed up by Kings XI Punjab for INR 2 million at the 2014 IPL player auction for 2015 season of Indian Premier League and made his debut against Delhi Daredevils where he took one for 38 in his 4 overs.[12] In January 2018, he was bought by the Chennai Super Kings in the 2018 IPL auction.[13]In March 2017, he was acquired by the Rising Pune Supergiants for the tenth season of the IPL.

International awards[edit]

Twenty20 International cricket[edit]

Man of the match awards[edit]

No. Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1  Sri Lanka R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo 12 March 2018 4–0–27–4; DNB  India won by 5 wickets.[14]


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