Vijay Shankar

Player Bio

Born 26 January 1991 India
Age 28 Years, 08 Months, 25 Days
Batting Side Right Handed
Bowling Side Right-arm medium
Teams India, India A, India B, India Blue, Rest of India, South Zone, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, Tamil Nadu, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Chepauk Super Gillies, Lyca Kovai Kings, India C

Batting & Fielding Performance

M
I
N/O
R
HS
100S
50S
4S
6S
AVG
S/R
CT
ST
Test
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
ODI
12
8
1
223
46
0
0
20
4
31.85
90.65
7
0
T20
9
4
0
101
43
0
0
11
5
25.25
138.35
2
0
IPL
69
58
17
1045
69
0
4
63
41
25.48
127.12
43
0

Bowling Performance

I
O
M
R
W
Best
5W
AVG
E/R
S/R
Test
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
ODI
9
38.5
12
210
4
2/15
0
52.50
5.40
58.25
T20
6
21
9
191
5
2/32
0
38.20
9.09
25.20
IPL
36
70.3
69
627
15
2/12
0
41.80
8.89
28.20

Bhuvneshwar Kumar got injured in between the big match against Pakistan in the 2019 ICC World Cup - The bowler, who was brought on to complete Kumar's over, struck on the very first ball to remove Imam-ul-Haq and became only the third bowler after Malachi Jones of Bermuda and Ian Harvey of Australia to achieve this feat in an ODI World Cup - That's the best way to introduce Vijay Shankar.

Born in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu, Vijay Shankar made his first appearance for his state team in the 2012 Ranji Trophy. A half-century and two wickets in his debut match were enough to show the glimpse of his all-round talent. The 2014-15 edition though should be considered as the breakthrough season for him. He finished with 500-plus runs at an average of 57.7 and was soon included in India A squad to play Australia. Primarily a batsman who can bowl useful seam-up deliveries, Shankar was first selected in the Test squad in 2017 to replace Bhuvneshwar Kumar but he didn't get the chance to make his debut. A few months later though, he was picked in the T20I squad for the Nidahas Trophy and won the Man of the Match award in his second match. After Hardik Pandya's ban for controversial remarks in a television show, Vijay Shankar was named as the replacement for the remaining two ODIs of the Australian tour and the whole of the New Zealand series to follow in early 2019. Shankar's knock of 45 under pressure and in tough conditions in Wellington proved his talent as a batsman and a few more useful innings post that were enough to earn him the ticket for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

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Cricket World Cup 2019 POINTS TABLE

Team
P
W
D
L
PTS
9
7
1
1
15
9
7
0
2
14
9
6
0
3
12
9
5
1
3
11
9
5
1
3
11
9
3
2
4
8
9
3
1
5
7
9
3
1
5
7
9
2
1
6
5
9
0
0
9
0

Vijay Shankar News

As India’s search for No.4 batsman continues, Vijay Shankar and KL Rahul shine in Vijay Hazare Trophy

Shankar, who missed the ODIs and 'Tests' against India 'A' series against South Africa 'A', bowled six overs to pick up 1 for 17 from six overs and then unfurled a series of superb shots to showcase his form.

World Cup 2019: From Shikhar to Shankar, how injuries have affected Team India

World Cup 2019: Indian all-rounder Vijay Shankar was Monday ruled out of the ongoing World Cup due to a toe injury and is likely to be replaced by Mayank Agarwal, who is yet to make his ODI debut.

Explained: Replacing Vijay Shankar with Mayank Agarwal exposes India’s batting uncertainties

The decision to replace a middle-order batsman with an opener exposes India’s batting uncertainties. It highlights the cluttered mind set of the Indian team management struggling to get its batting order right.

World Cup 2019: Vijay Shankar unperturbed by extra pressure on him by team management

Vijay Shankar refuses to look at it as "extra pressure", instead he considers it as "extra responsibility" working as a driving force to deliver on the field and repay the faith of team management. 

IND vs PAK: Hardik Pandya, Vijay Shankar answer Virat Kohli’s SOS

A bowler short after Bhuvneshwar Kumar suffered a hamstring strain, all-rounders Hardik Pandya and Vijay Shankar filled in emphatically.