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Ankit Sharma (cricket)


Full NameAnkit Sharma

BornApril 20, 1991

NationalityIndian

RoleBowling all-rounder

ABOUT

Ankit Sharma is an Indian cricketer who plays as a left-handed batsman and a slow left arm orthodox bowler. Born on 20 April 1991 in Madhya Pradesh, India.


He represents Madhya Pradesh in domestic cricket.


He has been a fine left-handed all-rounder and matured into a responsible player through the experience he has garnered all throughout these years in domestic cricket.


Despite having experience at the first-class level, he is mainly seen as a limited-overs specialist.


Debut


Ankit made his first-class debut for Madhya Pradesh at the age of 18 years against Kerala in Ranji Trophy at Indore in November 2009. The match was drawn as rain played spoilsport.


His List A debut came in February 2010 against Vidarbha in the Vijay Hazare Trophy at Indore.


He took 3 wickets and ended with figures of 6-1-22-3 and also contributed with 21 runs off 22 balls including 3 fours as Madhya Pradesh won the match by 2 wickets.


He made his T20 debut in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in March 2010 against Maharashtra at Indore. Madhya Pradesh batted first as Ankit scored 14 runs off 6 balls including one four and one six.


He ended with bowling figures of 3-0-30-1 as Maharashtra won the match by 6 wickets.


Rise to glory


After making his debut at the age of 18, his real prominent performance came in the 2015-16 season, where he took 33 wickets including his career best of 13 wickets for 108 runs against Andhra Pradesh.


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He also scored his maiden first-class century in the 2017-18 season in Ranji Trophy against Baroda. He scored 104 runs off 200 balls including 15 fours while batting at number 7.


Club career


His prowess in the limited-overs format saw him earning an IPL contract from the now defunct Indian Premier League franchise Deccan Chargers in 2012. He played 9 matches and took 4 wickets at 41.25.


He moved to Sunrisers Hyderabad in the next edition but played only one match. In next year's auction, he was bought by Rajasthan Royals. His impressive IPL performance came against Chennai in the IPL when he opened the innings and scored 30 crucial runs and also took 2 wickets.


In 2016, he was signed up by Rising Pune Supergiants and then again in 2018 by Rajasthan Royals.


Records


Ankit has taken 118 wickets at 43.80 in 52 first-class matches that he has played while also scoring 1679 runs in them. In limited overs format, he has taken 44 wickets at 37.13 in 42 List A matches and 42 wickets at 28.90 in 56 T20s.


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