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Ishant Sharma

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Full Name: Ishant Sharma
Born: September 2 1988 , Delhi
Country: India
Other teams: Deccan Chargers, Delhi, India Red, Kolkata Knight Riders, North Zone, Sunrisers Hyderabad
Test debut: Bangladesh v India, Dhaka, May 25-27 2007
ODI debut: India v South Africa, Belfast, June 29 2007
T20 debut: Australia v India, Melbourne, Feb 1 2008
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm fast-medium


Ishant Sharma broke into the international scene with his ability to bowl at pace, and ended up making his Test debut in 2007. In 2008, Ishant made himself a household name on the tour of Australia, troubling the likes of Ricky Ponting with his pace and was India's highest wicket-taker of that campaign. His career has not flowed as easily as that tour suggested it might and after he was not a part of the 2011 World Cup-winning squad he went through ankle issues in 2012 that led to a drop in his pace. But he bounced back with some good performances before helping India to the 2013 Cha...

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