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Ishant Sharma
Sharma in 2012
Personal information
Full name Ishant Sharma
Born 2 September 1988 (1988-09-02) (age 33)
Delhi, India
Nickname Lambu
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Batting style Right handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Role Bowler
International information
National side India
Test debut (cap 258) 25 May 2007 v Bangladesh
Last Test 18 June 2021 v New Zealand
ODI debut (cap 169) 29 June 2007 v South Africa
Last ODI 17 January 2016 v Australia
ODI shirt no. 1
T20I debut (cap 21) 1 February 2008 v Australia
Last T20I 10 October 2013 v Australia
T20I shirt no. 1
Domestic team information
Years Team
2006/07–present Delhi
2008–2010 Kolkata Knight Riders
2011–2012 Deccan Chargers
2013–2015 Sunrisers Hyderabad
2016 Rising Pune Supergiants
2017 Kings XI Punjab
2018 Sussex
2019–present Delhi Capitals
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 102 80 146 123
Runs scored 751 72 1,027 174
Batting average 8.25 4.80 8.70 6.96
100s/50s 0/1 0/0 0/2 0/0
Top score 57 13 66 31
Balls bowled 18,692 3,733 26,340 5,834
Wickets 306 115 476 178
Bowling average 32.18 30.98 28.17 28.95
5 wickets in innings 11 0 16 1
10 wickets in match 1 0 2 0
Best bowling 7/74 4/34 7/24 5/21
Catches/stumpings 22/– 19/– 32/– 26/–

Ishant Sharma (; born 2 September 1988) is an Indian cricketer who has represented India in Tests, ODIs and T20Is. He is a 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) tall right-arm fast-medium bowler.

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, he was deselected. 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. In 2020, Indian government has awarded him the Arjuna Award to recognize his outstanding achievement in cricket.

In February 2021, during the series against England, Ishant took his 300th wicket in Test cricket. During the same series, Ishant played in his 100th Test match, thus became only the second Indian fast bowler to play 100 Tests after Kapil Dev (131 Tests).

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