|Full Name:||Shardul Narendra Thakur|
|Birthday:||16th October 1991|
|Birthplace:||Palghar, Maharashtra, India|
|Height:||175 cm, 1.75 m, 5’9″|
|Weight:||75 kg, 165 lbs|
|Net Worth:||Not Known|
Shardul Thakur Career Stats
# Batting Career Summary
# Bowling Career Summary
Shardul Thakur Biography
Shardul Thakur is a cricket player, who plays for the Indian National Cricket Team. He has been a part of the team since 2017 and has had a successful stint with the side. Shardul Thakur was born on October 16, 1991, in Maharashtra. Shardul Thakur made his India National Cricket Team debut on 2017 in ODI/T20/Test format.
Shardul Thakur mainly plays in the team as a bowler and is a prolific Right-arm medium bowler, having taken plenty of wickets for the teams, both in domestic and international cricket. He can also bat in the lower order and has scored some vital runs for the team. Shardul Thakur is a Right-hand bat. He is a brilliant fielder and can field anywhere on the ground. He is good with both his, ground fielding and his catching.
Shardul Thakur plays for the Indian National Cricket Team ODI/T20/Test format. He represents India, Chennai Super Kings, Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai A, Mumbai Indians, Tata Sports Club Northamptonshire, Northern Punjab team in domestic cricket and is also a part of the Indian Premier League, where he plays Delhi Capitals, Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League.
Shardul Thakur Domestic Career
At the early stage of his career, Shardul Thakur was dropped from the U-19 Mumbai squad due to weight issues. He struggled with his fitness, but once he got fit, he finally made his debut for the Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy in November 2012 against Rajasthan in Jaipur. Picking up figures of 1/82 proved it was quite underwhelming. He played 3 more matches that season and picked as many wickets at an average of 82.
Again the fitness was the main issue for Shardul Thakur to perform at a high level but at the same time the passion of cricket gets him going, He upped his game, even more, to take 48 wickets in 10 matches with five 5-wicket hauls and finished as the joint highest wicket-taker, along with Vinay Kumar in Ranji Trophy 2014.
The 2015-16 season was another successful campaign for Shardul. Two good domestic seasons and an India call-up was bound to come. He had established himself as one the premier fringe bowlers.
Shardul Thakur International Career
Test Career: Despite showing promise in the domestic circuit, he has just been unlucky to not play much test cricket. A major reason is obviously India’s furious frontline is injuries which have kept him on the fringes. He was twice selected in the Test squad before making his debut, in 2016 against West Indies and in 2018 during the one-off test against Afghanistan but did not play. Thakur finally made a debut to forget, against West Indies but could bowl just 10 deliveries before suffering from a groin strain.
ODI Career: Probably the most polarising day of his career. The date was 31 August 2017, ODI against Sri Lanka and Shardul Thakur makes his debut. He had a decent debut, registering a 1-26 in 7 overs. He switched his jersey number to 54 from number 10 because of the criticism he was getting fans and has played 6 more ODIs since then taking a 4/52 in his third ODI. That remains his best return to date.
T20I Career: Shardul Thakur debut for India in T20s came against South Africa in February 2018 and took 1/31 in 4 overs. His best figures of 4-27, came in the 2018 Nidahas Trophy which won him the ‘Man of the Match’ award and India, the match. He has bagged a total of 11 wickets in 9 matches at an economy of 8.41 runs per over.
Shardul Thakur IPL Career
Shardul Thakur was picked up by Rising Pune Supergiants and this is where his career changed in T20s at least. He gave a return of 11 wickets in 12 matches and was on the right path under the able leadership of MS Dhoni. In 2018, he came to Chennai Super Kings and formed a formidable bowling partnership with Deepak Chahar. He has taken a total of 24 wickets in 23 matches and has been used in the death overs as well.