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Ishant Sharma

Key facts

Full Name: Ishant Sharma
Born: September 2 1988 , Delhi
Test debut: 2007-08
Batting Style: RHB
Bowling Style: RFM

Biography

In the absence of Zaheer Khan, 25-year-old Sharma is India’s undisputed attack leader. His bat-jarring bounce and seam movement defies the stereotype of the Indian new-ball bowler, and he’s already racked up more than 50 Test appearances. He is still striving for consistency, but at his best – when he jars the bat from a half-and-half length, as he did in a famous spell to Ricky Ponting as a teenager – he looks magnificent.

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