Vijay Shankar is one of the 15 players who have been named in the India squad to play the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and Wales. Vijay Shankar, who made his one-day international debut on 18-Jan-19, had played 9 ODI matches until the 2019 World Cup. In the 5 innings he batted in, he had scored a total of 165 runs, having faced 171 balls, at an average of 33 and a strike rate of 96.49. He was unbeaten in 0 of those innings. His highest score in an innings was 46. He had 0 centuries and 0 half-centuries to his name. In the bowling department, Vijay Shankar had bowled 201 balls and taken 2 wickets while conceding a total of 188 runs. He had an average of 94 and an economy rate of 5.61 His best ODI bowling performance was 2/15.
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Vijay Shankar is a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium pace bowler for India. He made his T20 international debut in 2018 and was picked for India's ODI squad in 2019 against Australia.
Shankar was picked for India's Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for the 2018 Nidahas Trophy. He made his T20I debut for India against Sri Lanka in the tournament on 6 March 2018. In the second match of the 2018 Nidahas Trophy, he took two wickets for 32 runs and was named the player of the match.
He has played nine T20s for India so far and scored 101 nuns with an average of 25.25 and a strike rate of 138.36. He has also picked 5 wickets with an average of 38.20 and an economy rate of 9.1.
On 20 November 2017, he was named in India's Test squad for their series against Sri Lanka as a replacement for an injured Bhuvneshwar Kumar, but he did not play.
He made his ODI debut on 18 January 2019 in third and final ODI against Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground. He replaced Hardik Pandya, who had been banned for a controversial remark on a TV chat show.
On 5 March 2019, He took his first ODI wicket (Marcus Stoinis) against Australia in Nagpur and removed Adam Zampa in the final over. He also scored 46 with the bat to help India win the match by 8 runs.
Vijay Shankar was bought by Chennai Super Kings in 2014 and he played a match for the franchise. In 2017, he played for Sunrisers Hyderabad. In January 2018, he was bought by the Delhi Daredevils and traded back to Sunrisers Hyderabad for the 2019 IPL season.
In 33 IPL matches, he has scored 557 runs with an average of 30.94 and a strike rate of 133.80. He has scored two fifties and his best score is 63. He has taken two wicket so far in IPL with an economy rate of 10.07.