Ishant Sharma IPL Career

Last Modified Mar 29, 2024 11:43 IST
Image Credits: Delhi Capitals' Instagram
Image Credits: Delhi Capitals' Instagram

Ishant Sharma is a tall pacer who uses his height to full advantage by bowling suitable line and length to outwit the opponent batters. The Delhi pacer debuted for the Indian cricket team in 2007, a year before the inaugural season of the IPL commenced.

IPL Debut Year2008
IPL TeamDelhi Capitals
Batting StyleRight-handed
Bowling StyleRight-arm Medium-fast
Current Auction Price₹50.00 Lakhs
Last IPL Season Wickets10

Ishant Sharma IPL Teams from 2008-24

Ishant Sharma made his debut in the first IPL season for Kolkata Knight Riders. He played in 13 matches and took only 8 wickets for his team at an economy rate of 7.66. The following year, he improved his bowling stats, taking 11 wickets in 11 matches, and also had an impressive economy rate of under 7 runs per over. In 2010, The lanky fast bowler suffered with his form.

Although he took 7 wickets in 7 matches, he had a high economy rate of 9.44 runs per over. Subsequently, he was released by his team and was signed by the now-defunct team Deccan Chargers. Sharma featured in 12 matches for the team, in which he took 11 wickets, including a 5-wicket haul against Kochi Tuskers, and bowled with an economy rate of just above 7 runs an over.

In 2012, Sharma had to go through an ankle surgery which ruled him out of the whole IPL tournament. The next year, he was taken in by the newly formed franchise, Sunrisers Hyderabad. He took 15 wickets in his comeback season and had an economy rate of just below 8 runs per over. For the following two years, the Indian pacer suffered with form and played merely 7 matches in total. Sharma took merely 4 wickets in the combined two years and had an economy rate of above 10 runs an over. This led to him getting released by his franchise and getting subsequently bought by Rising Pune Supergiants. He played merely four matches for his new team before getting benched for the rest of the tournament. Sharma took only three wickets in those four matches and had a high economy rate of 9.86 runs per over.

In 2017, Sharma was again up for sale in the IPL auction and was bought by Kings XI Punjab who needed an experienced pacer to turn their fortunes. To everyone’s disappointment, Sharma still failed to perform with his bowling. He had an economy rate of 9.94 runs per over and didn’t pick up any wickets in the 6 chances that he was given to play. This horrible performance led to him remaining unsold in the 2018 IPL auctions. After an eventful year with the Indian Test team, Sharma reignited hope amongst the franchise owners and was finally bought by Delhi Capitals. He played in 13 IPL matches and took 13 wickets with an economy rate of 7.58 runs per over. His splendid performance led to him getting retained by Delhi Capitals. Unfortunately, Ishant Sharma suffered a rib cage injury after playing only a single match for his team and was ruled out of the rest of the tournament.

Then, again in 2021, Ishant Sharma suffered another injury, this time a heel niggle. Although even after recovering from the injury, Sharma couldn’t fight for his spot in the playing eleven. In the three matches he played, Sharma took only one wicket and had an economy rate of just above 8 runs/over. His unimpressive stats led to him remaining unsold in the 2022 IPL Mega Auction. However, Sharma made a decent comeback after being bought by the Delhi Capitals in the 2023 IPL auction for INR 50 lakhs and showed glimpses of his vintage self, picking up 10 wickets at an economy of 8.24.

Ishant Sharma IPL Auction Price

In the inaugural season of the IPL, Ishant Sharma was picked up by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs. 3.80 Crores and was retained by the same franchise for the next two consecutive seasons. Then, in 2011, Ishant Sharma was released by KKR and signed in by Deccan Chargers for Rs. 2.07 Crores. Sharma was retained by his franchise for the following season. And, in 2013, after the Deccan Chargers franchise went defunct, Ishant Sharma was transferred to Sunrisers Hyderabad, the new replacing franchise. The next year, Sharma had to be released by SRH as they had other players to retain and was hence, bought in the auctions for Rs. 2.60 Crores. Sharma continued with Sunrisers Hyderabad till 2015 before he was let go by the team and was bought by Rising Pune Supergiants for Rs. 3.80 Crores in the 2016 auctions.

After spending a year with RPSG, he was sold to Kings XI Punjab in 2017 for Rs. 2.00 Crores. In 2018, Sharma was again not retained by his franchise and was up for sale in IPL auction. He was snubbed by all the franchises and went unsold in the 2018 auction. After playing for India in crucial away Test matches against England and Australia, Sharma again became a hot pick for the 2019 IPL auction. In 2019, the tall fast bowler was picked up by Delhi Capitals for Rs. 1.10 Crores. Until the IPL Mega Auction in 2022, Sharma was retained by his franchise for consecutive seasons. Unfortunately, Sharma went unsold yet again in the 2022 Mega Auction and was not able to participate in the tournament. In 2023, the Indian pacer was picked again by the Delhi Capitals franchise at the base price of Rs. 50 Lakhs and retained by the same franchise for the same price in 2024 as well.

YearTeamPrice (in Rs.)
2024Delhi Capitals50.00 Lakhs
2023Delhi Capitals50.00 Lakhs
2021Delhi Capitals1.10 Crores
2020Delhi Capitals1.10 Crores
2019Delhi Capitals1.10 Crores
2017Kings XI Punjab2.00 Crores
2016Rising Pune Supergiants3.80 Crores
2015Sunrisers Hyderabad2.60 Crores
2014Sunrisers Hyderabad2.60 Crores
2013Sunrisers Hyderabad2.07 Crores
2012Deccan Chargers2.07 Crores
2011Deccan Chargers2.07 Crores
2010Kolkata Knight Riders3.80 Crores
2009Kolkata Knight Riders3.80 Crores
2008Kolkata Knight Riders3.80 Crores

Ishant Sharma IPL Wickets Year-wise

Ishant Sharma has been hit-and-miss in the shorter format of the game and has taken about 83 wickets in the IPL so far. He did show glimpses of his past self in the 2023 season with his variations on offer and will be looking forward to continuing the same for the Delhi Capitals in 2024.

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Ishant Sharma IPL Runs Year-wise

Ishant Sharma has scored 56 runs in 70 matches with a high score of 10*.

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Ishant Sharma IPL Records

Fourth youngest bowler to take a fifer in IPL history22 years and 237 days
Only bowler to take a fifer inside the powerplay5/12 against now-defunct Kochi Tuskers Kerala in 2011

Ishant Sharma as Bowler

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Ishant Sharma as Batter


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Q. When did Ishant Sharma start playing IPL?

A. Ishant Sharma started playing IPL in 2008 for the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Q. How many wickets has Ishant Sharma taken in the IPL?

A. Rashid Khan has taken 83 wickets in 101 matches in IPL so far.

Q. What is Ishant Sharma’s auction price for IPL 2024?

A. Ishant Sharma’s auction price for IPL 2024 is INR 50 lakhs. 

Q. How many teams has Ishant Sharma played in the IPL?

A. Ishant Sharma has represented the Kolkata Knight Riders, now-defunct Deccan Chargers, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rising Pune Supergiants, and Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) and is currently playing for the Delhi Capitals.

Q. Has Ishant Sharma taken a five-wicket haul in the IPL?

A. Ishant Sharma has taken a fifer in the IPL against the now-defunct Kochi Tuskers Kerala for the now-defunct Deccan Chargers in 2011.