Personal Information

Full NameShanthakumaran Sreesanth
BornFebruary 6, 1983 Kothamangalam, Kerala, India
Age40 Years, 9 Months, 24 Days
National SideIndia
Batting StyleRight Handed
BowlingRight-arm fast medium



Man of the Match

TestODIT20World CupCL

Career Information

Teams PlayedIndia, India A, India B, India Blue, Indian Board Presidents XI, India Red, Plate Group B, Rest of India, South Zone, Warwickshire, Kings XI Punjab, Rajasthan Royals, Kerala, Kochi Tuskers Kerala
Career Span

Shanthakumaran Sreesanth Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

27401328135 v ENG0038410.4052.1350
5321104410* v PAK00204.0036.3670
World Cup
10322019* v NZ004020.00142.8520
4414103415* v DC00608.5061.8130

Bowling Performance

50903.11623271875/40 v SA8337.593.6262.28
52412.4162508756/55 v ENG8133.446.0733.01
World Cup
213010500/52 v SL00-8.07-
934228872/12 v AUS0041.148.4729.14
44146.441194403/29 v RCB1029.858.1422.00

Shanthakumaran Sreesanth Profile

A perennial question mark of aggression over substance will always dangle over Sreesanth until he irons out evident inconsistencies. The Keralite's career figures resembles compatriot Ajit Agarkar's, both enigmatic in their abilities to be excellent and expensive in varying measures.

An example for the 'excellent' is a 5/40 that he produced on tour to South Africa in 2006 in an eye-catching display of fast-bowling. But unchecked economy rates of over 6 in ODIs and 3.4 in Tests underline what still is a work in progress. Instilled with a fiery streak, it often donates needless aggression which seems more enforced than natural. Run-ins with international and domestic cricket authorities have courted disposable controversies.

Amid those controversies, Sreesanth has led the bowling attack for the 'Men in Blue' in landmark away wins in West Indies (2006) and England (2007) in Tests, and helped lift the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 in 2007. He was fortunate to be selected for the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup when injury ruled out Praveen Kumar. The Kerala speedster played only the first and the last match in the entire tournament, but saw Team India reaching the much awaited milestone of a World Cup win after 28 years.

As one of the few Indian bowlers blessed with genuine pace to trouble batsmen in both the sub-continental and on foreign soil, selectors and supporters alike await 'Sree' to scale his vast inherent promise and shrug off the prima donna label.