Mohit Sharma

Mohit Sharma
ind India
Nick name
Mohit Sharma
Batting style
Right Hand bat
Bowling style
Right Arm Medium
Current Team
Indian Premier League 2016
December 19, 1991

Mohit Sharma, who made his first-class debut for Haryana in the 2011-12 Ranji Trophy season, has since made rapid strides in his career. In the 2012-13 Ranji Trophy season, the medium pacer finished with 37 wickets in eight games at 23.24, which earned him an IPL contract from CSK. He impressed in IPL 2013 with 20 wickets from 15 matches and was soon playing ODI cricket for India. Mohit was bought back by CSK in the IPL Player Auction 2014 and was a regular in their lineup for the past two seasons. He will be donning the KXIP jersey in IPL 2016 after the franchise secured his services at the IPL Player Auction 2016 for a fee of INR 6.5 Crore. The youngster believes in keeping things simple and focusing on the basics of line and length. He also bowls the back-of-the-hand slower one effectively.

Although Mohit Sharma burst onto the domestic scene during Haryana’s best Ranji Trophy season in 2011-12, he made his own headlines a year later. In his debut season Mohit had played just three matches when Haryana made an impressive run to the semi-finals, but during the 2012-13 Ranji season he emerged as one of the best fast bowlers in the country, finishing as the fifth-highest wicket-taker. Despite that, not many had seen or known about the youngster from Faridabad, who had been on the fringes ever since he rose through age-group cricket camps organised by the Haryana Cricket Association.

But during the 2013 IPL, Mohit’s talent was unveiled as MS Dhoni picked him consistently in the Chennai Super Kings XI. Not only that, he also gave him the new ball and Mohit responded handsomely. Standing at about 5’11”, Mohit has a smooth delivery stride, and though he is still working on his final landing movements with experts like Andy Bichel, he can consistently bowl at about 135 kph. Accuracy is his strongest suit, as he bowls a tight line and length regardless of the batsmen, pitch or ground conditions. In the IPL, his ability to bowl consistently in the channel around off stump stood out more than anything else. That allowed him to be one of the best Powerplay bowlers in the tournament.

His consistent performances have been rewarded with a maiden call-up to the Indian team for their tour of Zimbabwe in July 2013. The rise continued in that series as he turned in a Man-of-the-Match performance on ODI debut.

Indian Premier League 2016


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