Sandeep Sharma is a 29-year-old Indian capped right-arm-pace bowler. He is currently a part of the IPL. He has represented India twice (2010,2012) in the ICC U-19 World Cup. His four-wicket haul in the 2012 ICC U-19 World Cup final helped the team to lift the trophy. Sandeep also became the highest wicket-taker in the tournament.
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Sandeep Sharma, Kings XI Punjab
Sandeep Sharma began his Indian Premier League (IPL) journey in 2013. He signed his first IPL contract with Kings XI Punjab (Now Punjab Kings). Sharma played a crucial role for Kings XI Punjab and became a lethal bowler for the franchise. He remained a consistent part of the team for five years and made incredible records in his tenure with KXIP.
Sandeep played 56 matches for the Punjab franchise and took 71 wickets with an average of 26.31. His best figures came as 4/20 in 2017 which is also his career-best score in the IPL. He has taken two four wicket-hauls in the IPL.
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Sandeep Sharma, Sunrisers Hyderabad
Sandeep was picked by Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2018, and he went on to play for the team franchise till 2021. The team may have changed but his spirit for bowling and cricket didn’t. He played 43 matches for SRH and took 41 wickets. His average came to a whopping 67.66, due to which he was dropped by the team ahead of the IPL 2022 Mega Auction.
Sandeep had a rough patch since 2021. He only played 14 matches in 3 seasons of the IPL. Recently, he was introduced to the Playing XI of Rajasthan Royals after being unsold in IPL Auction 2023. He became an overnight star after his performance in the previous match against Chennai Super Kings.
Sandeep Sharma, Rajasthan Royals
Sandeep Sharma gave a stellar performance against CSK in the 17th Match of the TATA IPL 2023. Captain Sanju Samson gave him the ball for the 20th over, as CSK needed 21 runs to chase in the final over.
The pressure on him was evident as he bowled two wides at the beginning of the over. It seemed like an easy win, but on the strike stood the best finisher in the world, Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
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MS Dhoni slammed two sixes, and the match became a nail-biting knockout. With seven runs to chase, Sandeep only gave three singles and made Rajasthan Royals win the game. We wish to see more such thrilling spells from the young Indian fast pace bowler.