Full Name Sreesanth
Born February 6, 1983
Kothamangalam, Kerala, India
Age 34 Years, 7 Months, 14 Days
National Side India
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Right-arm fast medium
Teams Played India, India A, India B, India Blue, Indian Board President's XI, India Red, Plate Group B, Rest of India, South Zone, Warwickshire, Mohali, Jaipur, Kerala, Kochi
Man of the Match Test - 2, ODI - 1, World Cup - 0, T20I - 0, IPL - 1,
Career Span [Test, 2006 - 2011], [ODI, 2005 - 2011], [World Cup, 2011], [T20I, 2006 - 2008], [IPL, 2008 - 2013],

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.

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Sreesanth Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
Test 27 40 13 281 35 v ENG 0 0 38 4 10.40 52.13 5 0
ODI 53 21 10 44 10* v PAK 0 0 2 0 4.00 36.36 7 0
World Cup 2 0 0 - - 0 0 0 0 - 0.00 - -
T20I 10 3 2 20 19* v NZ 0 0 4 0 20.00 142.85 2 0
IPL 44 14 10 34 15* v DEL 0 0 6 0 8.50 61.81 3 0

Bowling Performance

  I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
Test 50 903.1 162 3271 87 5/40 v SA 8 3 37.59 3.62 62.28
ODI 52 412.4 16 2508 75 6/55 v ENG 8 1 33.44 6.07 33.01
World Cup 2 13 0 105 0 0/52 v SL 0 0 - 8.07 -
T20I 9 34 2 288 7 2/12 v AUS 0 0 41.14 8.47 29.14
IPL 44 146.4 4 1194 40 3/29 v BLR 1 0 29.85 8.14 22.00

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.

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