Laxmi Ratan Shukla

India Laxmi Ratan Shukla

Plays for India
Age 36 years 167 days
Born May 6, 1981, Howrah (now Haora), Bengal
Batting Style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style Right-arm medium
Laxmi Ratan Shukla made his Ranji Trophy debut for Bengal in the 1997-98 season against Maharashtra. Still in his teens, he rose into prominence soon and made the Indian under-19 team for the MTN Youth World Cup in South Africa in 1998. On his return, he captured the selectors' imagination with his match winning century as an opener for Bengal in the Wills Trophy semi-final against Delhi the next season. In early 2000, Shukla was picked as a trainee for the National Cricket Academy. But he had to leave due to injuries. He had a rude awakening to the realities of international cricket when he was plundered for 32 runs in the four overs he bowled at the Sri Lankans on his debut in the Pepsi Cup later that same season. He put up a marginally better performance in his next match against West Indies in the Coca-Cola Singapore Challenge. But after that he has been ignored by the selectors. He initially signed up with the ICL but backed out shortly after when the BCCI announced pay hikes for the domestic players. He was soon named Bengal captain and the following year, bagged an IPL contractNatarajan Sriram and Cricinfo Staff
Major Teams Affiliated With
India Bengal Delhi Daredevils
Kolkata Knight Riders Sunrisers Hyderabad

Batting Performance - as in the API

League 50 100 St Ct 6s 4s Ave HS Runs NO Inns Mat
listA 13 4 0 53 30.27 151 2997 18 117 141
firstClass 37 9 0 60 35.93 250 6217 21 194 137
ODIs 0 0 0 1 0 1 9.00 13 18 0 2 3

Bowling Performance - as in the API

League 10 5w 4w Econ Ave BBM BBI Wkts Runs Balls Inns Mat
listA 0 1 6 4.45 27.62 5/34 5/34 143 3950 5323 141
firstClass 0 3 2.79 34.75 6/86 172 5978 12820 137
ODIs 0 0 0 4.94 94.00 1/25 1/25 1 94 114 3 3
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