Ishant Sharma

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Ishant Sharma

Ishant SharmaIshant Sharma (born September 2, 1988, in Delhi, India), is an Indian cricketer, more specifically a fast-medium pace bowler at pace around 130 km/h (80 mph). Sharma was called up to join the Indian national cricket team for the 2006-07 Test series in South Africa at the age of 18, though he did not play for his country in the series. However, after receiving the call-up and organising travel arrangements, it was decided to not send for Sharma after all. In May 2007, he was called as a replacement for fast bowler Munaf Patel, for his national side for the second test against Bangladesh, where he has bowled 3 overs so far, bowling one maiden and only conceding five runs, without taking a wicket.

Sharma plays for Delhi in domestic cricket and has taken 19 wickets in four 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. He has earned the nickname 'Lambu', which refers to his lean but tall build, measuring 6'4" (192 cm). Sharma toured England with the India Under-19s in 2006 and Pakistan in 200607. He has played three youth Tests and six youth One-day Internationals for India, and is yet to lose a match for them. In May 2007 ,he was selected in the Test Cricket team for the Bangladesh tour, and then the tour of England in July- August. Very much a 'rough diamond', India see Sharma's selection in the national squad as an investment for the future, and it is expected that he will get stronger, faster, and maybe even taller in the next 18 months.

Full name Ishant Sharma
Born September 2, 1988, Delhi
Major teams India, Delhi, North Zone
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

 Career statistics
Test debut  Bangladesh vs India at Dhaka, May 25-27, 2007
ODI debut  India vs South Africa at Belfast, Jun 29, 2007
First-class span  2006/07 - 2007
List A span  2005/06 - 2007

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