Sheldon Jackson

Sheldon Jackson
ind India
Batsman, Wicket Keeper
Nick name
Sheldon Jackson
Batting style
Right Hand Bat
Current Team
Indian Premier League 2016
September 27, 1986

This wicketkeeper-batsman from Saurashtra rose to prominence with a prolific 2012-13 Ranji Trophy campaign. With 756 runs, including three centuries and four half-centuries, he propelled Saurashtra to the final of India’s premier first-class tournament. Jackson was part of the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2009 and 2010 seasons, but he didn’t get a single game. The Royal Challengers Bangalore signed him ahead of IPL 2013 and has been drafted back into the KKR setup thereafter. He is coming off from some rich form into the 2016 edition of the IPL after a decent run in the Ranji Trophy tournament this year.

Hailing from Bhavnagar in Gujarat, Sheldon Jackson played junior cricket in Mumbai. He was first spotted at Kolkata Knight Riders’ selection trials by Joydeep Mukherjee, the former Bengal player, and was signed by the franchise in 2009. After being on the fringes of selection for his state team Saurashtra for three years, he made his debut in December 2011.

In the 2012-13 Ranji Trophy season, he made four fifties and three hundreds, including back-to-back tons in the quarter-final and semi-final against Karnataka and Punjab respectively, to help Saurashtra qualify for the final for the first time. The same year, he broke into the India A team for the series against West Indies A at home in October 2013.In 2015-16, he was part of Saurashtra’s second charge towards a Ranji Trophy title. In the Irani Cup that followed, his unbeaten 59 helped Rest of India pull off the third-highest successful chase in Indian first-class cricket.

Jackson is multidimensional: Apart from being a reliable batsman and an excellent fielder, he also keeps wickets for Saurashtra in the limited-overs competitions. In the longer format, however, the presence of Sagar Jogiyani has freed up that responsibility. During the off season, Jackson is a regular in Chennai’s club cricket scene, turning up for Chemplast in the first-division league.

Indian Premier League 2016


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