Joginder Sharma

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World T20, 2nd Semi-Final

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Joginder Sharma

Joginder SharmaJoginder Sharma (born October 23, 1983 in Rohtak, Haryana, India) is an Indian cricketer who has made sporadic appearances for the Indian cricket team. A bowling all rounder, he is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler and captains his state, Haryana. He had often been compared to fellow Haryanan Kapil Dev, India's greatest all rounder, due to his similar aggressive batting style and fast bowling. Sharma made his first-class debut for Haryana against Madhya Pradesh in the 2002/03 Ranji Trophy, hitting 81 before taking 11/84 to lead Haryana to a 103 run victory. He had made his debut in the limited over domestic arena the season before. Sharma finished his debut season with 24 wickets at 17.41 and 280 runs at 46.66 He followed this with 148 runs at 68.51 and 23 wickets at 23.39 in 2003/04 Ranji season. He was selected for the North Zone team for the Duleep Trophy, and took 6/59 in a match against West Zone during the victorious campaign. Sharma gained national attention in a match for India A against the national team at Bangalore, when he dismissed Rahul Dravid, V. V. S. Laxman and Yuvraj Singh. He also played for the Rest of India side, which defeated Mumbai in the Irani Trophy. Having scored two successive centuries, and securing a 14/116 in the 2004/05 Ranji Trophy against Vidarbha, Sharma won his place in the Indian side for the Bangladesh tour. He had limited batting opportunities, scoring 34 in two brief knocks at the end of the innings without being dismissed, but his bowling was uneffective, taking 1/99, and was dropped after playing in that ODI series. He ended the Ranji Trophy with 36 wickets, the second highest at 15.47 and 472 runs at 52. In 2005/06, he topped the Duleep Trophy bowling averages. Sharma performed strongly in the 2006/07 Indian domestic season to bring himself into contention for national selection. His batting for North Zone in the Duleep Trophy yielded 421 runs in three matches, and he was subsequently the leading wicket-taker in the Ranji Trophy, taking 39 wickets in seven matches, as well as two ten-wicket hauls and a hat trick. Despite being unable to prevent Haryana from being relegated to the Plate division, he was recalled in January 2007 to the team at the expense of Irfan Pathan for the ODI series against the West Indies. He was selected for the second ODI in Cuttack, but after scoring 1 and failing to take a wicket, Pathan was immediately recalled and Sharma dropped. Sharma was not named in the Indian squad for the 2007 Cricket World Cup.

Full name Joginder Sharma
Born October 23, 1983, Rohtak
Major teams India, Haryana, Tripura
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

 Career statistics
Test debut 
ODI debut  Bangladesh v India at Chittagong (MAA) - Dec 23, 2004
First-class span  2002/03 - 2006/07
List A span  2001/02 - 2006/07

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