Joginder Sharma

Role All Rounder
Born Oct 23, 1983
Nationality India India
Nickname The Hulk
Team History
Karyana cricket team 2002 - present
Chennai Super Kings Super Kings 2008 - 2012
India National Cricket Team India 2004 - 2007

Joginder has some things which might just as well establish resemblance between him and Kapil Dev in the sense they both are from Haryana and both of them can give the ball a powerful whack but the surprise here is his medium pace. Kapil Dev was known to play the game with all his might and convention and so is Joginder and he can also trouble the best batsmen with his energetic bowling like he did to seniors like Rahul Dravid, Yuvraj Singh and VVS Laxman while he was playing for team India A against India Seniors before the Tour to Australia. Most recently, he has been bought by the Chennai Super Kings to play at the IPL 5 season 2012.

His stupendous performance in the start of Ranji Trophy during 2004-05 with two successive centuries and a ten-wicket haul made his entry in the team a cakewalk. He got selected for the Bangladesh tour in the Indian squad. Though after the tour he started playing a lot of domestic cricket, his excellent performance in the successive two years secured him a place in the Indian Squad for the West Indies tour in the beginning of 2007. In this final match he managed to bowl three superb overs for just 13 runs and one wicket but Misbah dismissal made him the hero of the match. Though he didn’t play for India after this but he was selected by the Indian Premier League’s Chennai franchise in the Super Kings teams.

Career highlights

He has played in 4 ODIs, scored 35 runs with 29 runs at an average 35, 29 not out being his highest score. Similarly on the bowling side he has taken 1 wicket at an economy rate of 4.60.

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