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Cricketer Vijay Shankar Biography: Age, IPL Team, Stats, International Career- All Details

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Vijay Shankar, a cricketer hailing from India, represents the Tamil Nadu state cricket team. Demonstrating versatility, he excels as an all-rounder with a right-handed batting style and right-arm medium pace bowling. In the 2019 Cricket World Cup, he proudly wore the Indian jersey and etched his name in history by seizing a wicket on his debut ball, becoming the first Indian to achieve this feat in a World Cup tournament. In this blog, we will look at Vijay Shankar Biography, his stats, achievements, age, social media, etc.

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About Vijay Shankar

Born 26 January 1991 (age 32)
Birthplace Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm medium
Role Batting all-rounder
National side India (2018–2019)
ODI debut 18 January 2019 v Australia
T20I debut 6 March 2018 v Sri Lanka
Domestic Team
Years Team
2012–present Tamil Nadu
2014 Chennai Super Kings
2016–2017 Sunrisers Hyderabad
2018 Delhi Daredevils
2019–2021 Sunrisers Hyderabad
2022–present Gujarat Titans
Major Teams Played For India, CSK, Delhi Daredevils, Gujarat Titans, India A, India B, India C, Rest Of India, Sunrisers Hyderabad, India Cements, South Zone, etc

Cricketer Vijay Shankar: Domestic Career

Cricketer Vijay Shankar was born on 26 January 1991 in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu. Vijay started playing cricket at a very young age. His father and brother helped him to hone his skills. Initially, he bowled as an off-spinner but later switched to medium pace to become part of the ‘Tamil Nadu’ cricket team as several spinners were already there.

The Debut

He made his List A debut for ‘Tamil Nadu’ in 2012 against ‘Andhra’ in Bangalore. In the same year, he made his first-class debut against ‘Vidarbha’ in ‘2012-2013 Ranji Trophy’ at Nagpur, in which he scored 63 runs not out and also picked 2 wickets.

Playing for Tamil Nadu, he won two Man of the Match awards in the knockout stage of the 2014–15 Ranji Trophy. In the quarterfinal against Vidarbha, he scored 111 and 82 for which he was named the Man of the Match. The match was drawn but his team qualified to the next round on a first-innings lead.

Against Maharashtra in the semifinal, he scored 91 and picked 2/47 to win his second man of the match award. This game was also drawn and Tamil Nadu progressed to the final on first-innings lead. In the final against Karnataka, he scored 5 and 103 and picked 1/92. However, Tamil Nadu lost by an innings.

In October 2018, he was named in India C’s squad for the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy. He was the leading wicket-taker in the tournament, with seven dismissals in three matches.

During October 2019, he secured a spot in the India B squad roster for the 2019–20 Deodhar Trophy. Additionally, he took up the leadership role for the Tamil Nadu team during their victorious journey in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy campaign (2021–2022).


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International Career

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In November 2017, Vijay was named as Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s replacement in India’s Test squad for their series against Sri Lanka but wasn’t chosen in the playing XI. In February 2018, he was named in India’s T20I squad for the 2018 Nidahas Trophy.

In January 2019, Cricketer Shankar was named the replacement for Hardik Pandya, who was banned for his controversial remarks on Koffee with Karan, for the remaining two ODIs of the Australian tour and the limited-overs series in New Zealand. On 18 January 2019, he made his ODI debut against Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Vijay Shankar in IPL

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Chennai Super Kings bought him three times in 2013, 2014, and 2015 for the ‘Indian Premier League’ auction but he played only one game in all 3 seasons. In 2016, ‘Sunrisers Hyderabad bought him for Rs 35 lakhs for the ‘2016 IPL’ auction. In 2018, ‘Delhi Daredevils’ (DD) bought him for Rs 3.2 crore for the ‘2018 IPL’ auction. He was traded back to the Sunrisers Hyderabad for the 2019 IPL season. In February 2022, he was bought by the Gujarat Titans in the auction for the 2022 Indian Premier League tournament.


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Cricketer Vijay Shankar Career Stats

  • Batting & Fielding Stats of Vijay Shankar
FORMAT Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
ODI 12 8 1 223 46 31.85 246 90.65 0 0 20 4 7 0
T20I 9 4 0 101 43 25.25 73 138.35 0 0 11 5 2 0
FC 55 72 9 2769 112 43.95 5362 51.64 8 18 319 25 37 0
List A 92 80 16 2316 129 36.18 2557 90.57 2 12 181 45 34 0
T20 129 101 24 2034 69 26.41 1579 128.81 0 9 145 79 61 0
  • Vijay Shankar Bowling Stats
FORMAT Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
ODI 12 9 233 210 4 2/15 2/15 52.50 5.40 58.2 0 0 0
T20I 9 6 126 191 5 2/32 2/32 38.20 9.09 25.2 0 0 0
FC 55 71 3797 2053 38 4/52 5/89 54.02 3.24 99.9 2 0 0
List A 92 76 2328 2002 58 4/34 4/34 34.51 5.15 40.1 2 0 0
T20 129 62 830 1138 33 3/12 3/12 34.48 8.22 25.1 0 0 0

Favorites

  • Hobbies – Spending time with friends, Watching Football
  • Football Team – Manchester United Football Club

Cricketer Vijay Shankar Facts

  • Vijay’s father and brother played a crucial role in nourishing his skills.
  • Initially, he started his career as an off spinner. But later switched to medium pace and batting as well.
  •  In February 2022, he was bought by the Gujarat Titans in the auction for the 2022 Indian Premier League tournament.
  • Vijay Shankar played for India in 2019 WC, where he became 1st Indian to pick up a wicket on the very first ball of his World Cup debut.

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Gaurav Kadam
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Gaurav Kadam is a young sportswriter and journalist who is a huge cricket enthusiast. He is a bibliophile and a movie and American TV series buff, who is completely addicted to Netflix. Gaurav is liberal in thoughts and agnostic in deeds.

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