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Vijay Shankar


ABOUT
Vijay Shankar

Full NameVijay Shankar

BornJanuary 26, 1991

Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)

NationalityIndian

RoleAll-rounder, Right-arm medium Bowler, Right handed Batsman

Relation(s)H. Shankar (Father), Ajay Shankar (Brother)

MOST RECENT MATCHES

MATCH RUNS BF 4s 6s SR OVERS MO RC WKTS ECO EX
KXIP vs SRH 26 27 4 0 96.30 0 0 0 0 0 0
RR vs SRH 52 51 6 0 101.96 3 0 15 1 5.00 0
KKR vs SRH 7 10 0 0 70.00 4 0 20 1 5.00 0
CSK vs SRH 12 7 0 1 171.43 0 0 0 0 0 0
SRH vs RR 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 22 0 7.33 2
BATTING STATS

GAME TYPE M INN RUNS BF NO AVG SR 100s 50s HS 4s 6s CT ST
ODIs 12 8 223 246 1 31.85 90.65 0 0 46 20 4 7 0
T20Is 9 4 101 73 0 25.25 138.35 0 0 43 11 5 2 0
T20s 95 74 1427 1119 19 25.94 127.52 0 5 69 98 53 51 0
LISTAs 88 76 2286 2526 16 38.10 90.49 2 12 129 179 44 32 0
FIRSTCLASS 45 59 2242 4346 9 44.84 51.58 5 16 111 265 23 28 0
BOWLING STATS

GAME TYPE M INN OVERS RUNS WKTS AVG ECO BEST 5Ws 10Ws
ODIs 12 9 38.5 210 4 52.50 5.40 2/15 0 0
T20Is 9 6 21 191 5 38.20 9.09 2/32 0 0
T20s 95 52 119.5 984 29 33.93 8.21 3/12 0 0
LISTAs 88 74 377 1921 54 35.57 5.09 4/34 0 0
FIRSTCLASS 45 57 544.5 1751 33 53.06 3.21 5/89 0 0
ABOUT

Vijay Shankar, the allrounder has had a turbulent ascent to the top of international cricket. He was amidst the number-4 controversy in the World Cup and when he was chosen over Ambati Rayudu, a lot of furor ensued which for sure had an impact on the cricketer who got unnecessarily dragged by the fans.


Table of Contents


  1. Career
  2. Background


Career


Domestic Career


Vijay made his debut for Tamil Nadu at the age of 21 in a List-A match against Andhra in February 2012. He scored 6 runs and went without a wicket. In his first-class debut for Tamil Nadu, Vijay scored 63 runs and scalped 2 wickets for his team. He followed this with an unbeaten century in the very next match, thus announcing his arrival.


New Zealand A v India A


Vijay pumped up his game in 2014-2015 Ranji Trophy, impressing both with the ball and the bat. In the seven matches he played, he scored two centuries and three half centuries.


While averaging 57.7, he also scalped 8 wickets and helped his team clinch the title. Due to his phenomenal performance, Vijay was awarded the Bishnuram Medhi award for the State cricketer of the year by Tamil Nadu Cricket Association. Following a brilliant domestic season, Vijay was awarded with a seat in the India A squad.


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In his first match against Australia A, Vijay scored an unbeaten half century and followed it with an impressive performance in the series against South Africa A. Troubled with injuries in 2016, Vijay came back with a bang in 2017. Handed with the responsibility of captaincy, Vijay led his team to a triumphant victory in Vijay Hazare and Deodhar trophies.



IPL Career


Vijay was bought by Chennai Super Kings for the 2014 IPL edition, where he played one match for the team before it got banned.


In the 2017 edition, he was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad, where he played four matches and scored his maiden half century. In the 2018 season, the allrounder was bought by Delhi Daredevils for INR 3.2 crores where he played 13 matches and scored 212 runs. Before the start of 2019 season, he was traded back to SRH and will be playing the 2020 season with the franchise too.



International Career


ODI Career


In January 2019, Shankar was named the replacement for Hardik Pandya, who was banned for his controversial remarks on a TV show, for the remaining two One Day Internationals (ODI) of the Australian tour and the whole limited-overs series in New Zealand


On the back of some decent performances in the middle-order in 2019, and a pressure last-over finish with the ball, Vijay Shankar earned himself the much-debated number 4 slot in the Cricket World Cup. However, Shankar was ruled out of India's final two matches due to an injury, with Mayank Agarwal named as his replacement.The selectors later got a lot of flak from the public for choosing Vijay Shankar over Ambati Rayudu.


T20I Career


In February 2018, he was named in India's Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for the 2018 Nidahas Trophy and made his debut against Sri Lanka on 6 March 2018. He has so far played 9 T20Is and taken 5 wickets whilst scoring 101 runs.


Background

A middle order batsman as well as a useful medium pacer, Vijay was born on 26 January 1991. Vijay Shankar hails from a family of cricketer, his father and brother Ajay has played lower division cricket for Tamil Nadu.

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