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Shardul Narendra Thakur
Right Handed Bowler, India
ICC Ranking
Batting
Bowling
ODI
-
81st
TEST
-
76th
T20I
-
24th
  • Born October 16, 1991
  • Place of Birth Palghar, Maharashtra
  • Batting Style Right Handed
  • Bowling Style Right-arm medium
  • Nationality India
  • Teams Played for India, India A, India B, India Blue, Rest of India, West Zone, Punjab Kings, Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai, Mumbai A, Western Wolves, Rising Pune Supergiant, Eagle Thane Strikers

Bio

Shardul Thakur may be a cricketing star now but he epitomizes the quintessential Mumbai trait of having to traverse long distances to realize one’s dreams (something he is fond of even now). Born in Palgarh, his journey from childhood to becoming a menacing pacer for Mumbai and India is the stuff of dreams and that of unending effort and persistence.


However, it was not a fairytale start for him as he managed just 4 wickets in his debut season in the Ranji Trophy. He redeemed himself in the 2013/14 season, picking up 27 wickets in 6 games and came of age in the third season since his debut, snaring 48 wickets and was the joint-highest wicket-taker for the 2014/15 season.


Despite these, he had to wait for a bigger golden moment to make it to the Indian team and it came in the final of the 2015-16 season. Playing against Saurashtra, he picked up 8 wickets in the game and led Mumbai to their 41st Ranji Trophy win. This set in motion his maiden selection to the Indian team, when he was drafted into the side for the Caribbean tour in 2016. However, he did not get to feature in any game.


Shardul is a hit the deck bowler who can generate vicious seam movement and has perfected the outswinger over time, making himself a dangerous proposition against any batting side. In the year 2018, Thakur played his maiden Test match although it lasted for just 10 deliveries as he unfortunately got injured. The pacer though didn't give up and was once again part of the Indian Test team during their 2020-21 tour of Australia. His maiden fifty in Brisbane was one of the high points of the series that India eventually pocketed.


In the Indian T20 League, Shardul has played for Pune and Chennai (for whom he continues to feature). Besides his primacy in bowling, Shardul is a handy lower-order batsman with an ability to use the long handle, something which he has done for the Men in Blue on a few occasions.

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Test
ODI
WORLD CUP
T20I
CL
IPL
M
INN
Runs
NO
Avg
SR
100s
50s
HS
2
3
73
1
36.50
56.15
0
1
67
15
8
107
3
21.40
144.59
0
0
30
22
5
69
3
34.50
197.14
0
0
22*
52
11
49
4
7.00
113.95
0
0
15*
Test
ODI
WORLD CUP
T20I
CL
IPL
INN
OVR
M
Runs
W
Best
Avg
3w
5w
S/R
E/R
3
44.4
8
164
7
4/61
23.42
1
0
38.28
3.67
15
120.3
2
818
22
4/52
37.18
2
0
32.86
6.78
21
75.5
0
691
31
4/27
22.29
3
0
14.67
9.11
51
176
1
1607
51
3/19
31.50
3
0
20.70
9.13
Test
ODI
WORLD CUP
T20I
CL
IPL
Catches
Stumpings
2
0
4
0
4
0
17
0
Test
ODI
WORLD CUP
T20I
IPL
M
Won
Lost
Tie
NR
Win %

Best Performances

Best Batting

Test
67 Runs
vs blankAustralia
ODI
30 Runs
vs blankEngland
T20I
22* Runs
vs blankSri Lanka

Best Bowling

Test
4/61
vs blankAustralia
ODI
4/52
vs blankSouth Africa
T20I
4/27
vs blankSri Lanka

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