Sreesanth

Country: India
Born: February 06, 1983, Kothamangalam, Kerala
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast medium
Playing role: Bowler

Sreesanth Bio

Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, often known simply as Sreesanth, is an Indian cricketer who made a name for himself as a pace bowler. Born on February 6, 1983, in Kothamangalam, Kerala, Sreesanth is considered one of the most talented cricketers to emerge from the state.

Sreesanth’s early years in cricket were marked by his exceptional performances in domestic cricket. He made his debut for Kerala in the 2002-03 season and quickly established himself as a rising star. In his first seven games, he took an impressive 22 wickets, earning him a spot in the prestigious Duleep Trophy in his debut season. This feat made him the only Kerala bowler to have taken a Ranji Trophy hat-trick at the time.

However, his progress was temporarily halted by a hamstring injury the following year. Determined to bounce back, Sreesanth worked hard to improve his game. He developed a more side-on action, increased his pace, and refined his skills. His stunning performances in the Challenger Trophy in 2005 caught the attention of the national selectors, and he was selected for the Indian squad for the Sri Lanka series.

Sreesanth made his international debut in 2005, and in his very first season, he made a significant impact. In the final game, he showcased his brilliance by taking 6 wickets for 55 runs against England. Known for his idiosyncratic and aggressive approach, Sreesanth proved to be a wicket-taking bowler in both one-dayers and Tests.

One of the highlights of Sreesanth’s career came in June 2006 when he played a key role in India’s historic triumph over the West Indies, taking crucial wickets including that of Brian Lara. He continued his impressive form by taking eight wickets against South Africa in Johannesburg, helping India secure their first Test victory in the country.

Despite his successes, Sreesanth’s career was marred by disciplinary issues and controversies. In the inaugural Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008, he was involved in a heated altercation with Harbhajan Singh, who slapped him after a match. Sreesanth’s form declined, and he faced numerous injuries, keeping him out of the national team.

However, the biggest shock of Sreesanth’s career came in 2013 when he, along with two other Rajasthan Royals players, was arrested for alleged spot-fixing in the IPL. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) found him guilty and handed him a lifetime ban from cricket.

Despite the controversies and setbacks, Sreesanth’s talent and passion for cricket remain undeniable. Known for his infectious energy on the field, he has left a lasting impact on Indian cricket. Fans and cricket enthusiasts still acknowledge his contributions to the game.

Off the field, Sreesanth has dabbled in various ventures. He participated in the reality TV show Bigg Boss and tried his hand at acting in a few movies. However, cricket remains his first love, and he has expressed his desire to make a comeback to the sport.

As of now, Sreesanth continues to fight for redemption and strives to leave behind the controversies that have overshadowed his cricket career. Despite the ban, he remains grateful for the opportunities he had and dreams of representing India again someday.

Shanthakumaran Sreesanth’s cricket journey has been a rollercoaster ride filled with incredible highs and disheartening lows. He remains a talented player with a vibrant personality and a burning desire to prove himself once more.

Sreesanth Career Stats

Sreesanth Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 27 40 13 281 35 10.4 539 52.13 0 0 38 4 5 0
T20Is 10 3 2 20 19* 20 14 142.85 0 0 4 0 2 0
ODIs 53 21 10 44 10* 4 121 36.36 0 0 2 0 7 0
FC 74 100 30 680 35 9.71 1598 42.55 0 0 - - 16 0
List A 92 38 15 131 33 5.69 293 44.7 0 0 - - 10 0
T20s 65 20 12 73 19* 9.12 95 76.84 0 0 13 0 9 0

Sreesanth Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 27 50 5419 3271 87 5/40 8/99 37.59 3.62 62.2 4 3 0
T20Is 10 9 204 288 7 2/12 2/12 41.14 8.47 29.1 0 0 0
ODIs 53 52 2476 2508 75 6/55 6/55 33.44 6.07 33 2 1 0
FC 74 - 13182 7651 213 5/40 - 35.92 3.48 61.8 9 6 0
List A 92 - 4436 4223 124 6/55 6/55 34.05 5.71 35.7 5 2 0
T20s 65 64 1300 1813 54 3/29 3/29 33.57 8.36 24 0 0 0

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