New Delhi310C
Thursday, Apr 18, 2024
IPL 2024
Jitesh Sharma

Jitesh Sharma

Age 30IndiaINDIA
Right Handed Wicket Keeper

Jitesh Sharma is a wicket-keeper batter who grabbed the attention of both fans and selectors with some attacking strokeplay up the order for Vidarbha in the domestic T20 competition and the Punjab franchise in the Indian T20 League. Born on 22nd October 1993 in Amrawati situated in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, he made his mark early with a productive outing in the 2012-13 Cooch Behar Trophy in which he scored 537 runs in 12 innings including 2 centuries and 1 fifty. This paved his way into the Vidarbha senior side and he soon made his domestic debut.
The start of 2014 saw him play his first List A game against Rajasthan in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, and the following month he made his T20 debut against Uttar Pradesh in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. He made an instant impact in the shortest format of the game by scoring an attacking half-century in his first outing. For two seasons he continued to play limited-overs cricket and eventually made his first-class debut towards the end of 2015 against Odisha in the Ranji Trophy. However, he did not have a good red-ball tournament, and his performance that season made it evident that his forte was white-ball cricket.

Jitesh ended the 2015-16 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy as the third-highest run-scorer in the tournament with 343 runs under his belt at a strike rate of 143.51 and it included one century along with two fifties. He was recruited by the Mumbai franchise for the 2016 Indian T20 League on the back of his domestic performances but he did not play a single game. He continued to perform well in the domestic limited-overs competition and his big break came when he was picked by the Punjab franchise for the 2022 Indian T20 League at his base price.

His performances that year for Punjab were noticed and he was retained by his side for the 2023 edition. He received his first call-up to the national side as a replacement for Sanju Samson against Sri Lanka at the start of 2023. He showcased his power-hitting skills for Punjab scoring 309 runs in 14 games in the 2023 Indian T20 League season and also for the national side as well. He has cemented his place for the franchise and will look to perform even better in the 2024 edition with the wicket-keeper spot for India still up for grabs for the upcoming T20 World Cup. He is more than handy with the gloves behind the wicket and his ability to score right from the word go makes him a dangerous middle-order batter. He may have an increased role in the side with drastic improvement in his batting and he looks more secure behind the stumps. A good season could propel him back to the fringes of the national squad and make him a batting-keeper option for India.



read more
Jitesh Sharma Ranking
bat
Batting
208T20
Teams

Match Results

Upcoming Matches

Jitesh Sharma Statistics

Debut
India vs Nepal on Oct 03, 2023
Last
India vs Afghanistan on Jan 14, 2024
Debut
Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings on Apr 03, 2022
Last
Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals on Apr 13, 2024

Jitesh Sharma Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
91000014.28147.05
Highest Runs35
Balls Faced19
On DateDec 01, 23
AgainstAustraliaAUS

Jitesh Sharma Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
312
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Jitesh Sharma Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
326490024.03153.79
Highest Runs49
Balls Faced27
On DateMay 03, 23
AgainstMumbai IndiansMI

Jitesh Sharma Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
2142
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average
Rate your Cricket Experience!
  • Excellent
  • Good
  • Ok
  • Not Good
Most Viewed Players