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S Sreesanth

A superb display in the Challenger Trophy, with a side-on action and increased pace propelled him to the national squad for the Lanka series.

india Updated: Oct 23, 2006 16:26 IST
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 Date of Birth: February 6, 1983        
 Test Debut:
 ODI Debut:
 Bats: Right Hand Bat
 Bowls: Right Arm Medium
 

For three seasons, S Sreesanth was hardly anything more than an answer to a trivia question - who is the only Kerala bowler to have taken a Ranji Trophy hat-trick ? His rise, though, was rapid, and since he played for a weak side, unnoticed. Not too many bowlers get selected for the Duleep Trophy in their first season, like Sreesanth did in 2002-03 after snapping up 22 wickets in his first seven games. His progress was halted owing to a hamstring injury in the following year, but he returned stronger, with a more side-on action and increased pace and a superb display in the Challenger Trophy, in 2005, propelled him to the national squad for the Sri Lanka series.