Sandeep Sharma is an Indian cricket player who was born on May 18, 1993 in Patiala, Punjab.
He is a right-arm fast bowler and a right-handed batsman. His primary role in the team is that of a fast bowler. He is one of the few players to have played in two U-19 World Cups, in 2010 and in 2012.
Sandeep Sharma started playing cricket during his school days. He started off as a batsman and was progressing well.
But his coach advised him to take bowling more seriously. Following his advice, Sandeep transformed himself into a bowler and went on to play for Punjab Ranji Team.
He also made his way into the 2010 U-19 World Cup team.
Sandeep Sharma had his first big moment when he represented India in the 2010 U-19 World Cup. He performed well in the tournament and took 6 wickets before the team was eliminated in the Quarterfinals.
He even won a Man of the Match in that tournament.
Rise to Glory
Sandeep returned back to domestic cricket after the World Cup and his performance have him a big chance again to play the 2012 U-19 World Cup.
This time he was better with the ball and had a great team as well.
He took 12 wickets in the tournament and 4 wickets in the final before India lifted the World Cup.
Post that match, he was signed by the IPL team Kings XI Punjab for the 2013 season.
Sandeep Sharma made his debut in International cricket against Zimbabwe in 2015. He failed to take wickets in the first T20I which India won.
In the match that followed, he managed to take a wicket but the Indians lost that match. So, he went unnoticed by the selectors and was dropped.
In the year 2014, Sandeep suffered a back injury which kept him out of action for quite a few weeks.
When he returned back to Ranji Team, he emerged as the highest wicket taker for the Punjab Team. He even went ahead to play for India a year later.
Sandeep Sharma started his club career as a bowler for Kings XI Punjab in 2013. He has played 56 matches until now and has a total of 71 wickets to his name.
He has the ability to perform dual swing with the ball and has dismissed Kohli, Gayle and De Villiers in the same innings. He has been an excellent death overs bowler and has an economy below 8 in IPL.