Cricket Career, Profile and Records of former Indian Cricketer Chetan Sharma

This article is about a famous former indian cricketer, who is responsible for the victory of Indian Team in Test series in England by 2-0 in year 1986. This man is none other than indian pace bowler of 1980's Chetan Sharma. A detail about his cricket career, profile and record is given here.

Chetan Sharma

Cricket career of former Indian cricketer Chetan Sharma

Chetan Sharma is a former Indian medium pace bowler who has played for Indian National cricket team in 1980's. He was the bowling patener of Kapil Dev in that period.

Chetan Sharma started his cricket career playing for Haryana. At a very young age, he debuted in an ODI match against West Indies in 1983. He took three wickets in the match. A year later he played his first Test match against Pakistan at Lahore. Soon after he established himself as a bowling partener of Kapil Dev.

Chetan Sharma 2It was an extraordinary performance by Chetan, which led to a 2-0 victory over England in Test series in England on Tour of 1986. He took 16 wickets in two match series. His match figure of 10/188 in first Test was the first 10 wicket haul in a match in England by an Indian bowler. But he lost his place in Test Team after some period and only represented in ODI Matches.

Chetan Sharma is also a very good tailender batsman. This he proves by playing an unbeaten innings of 101 runs against England in an ODI match. He has also scored three hundreds in First Class Cricket.

Cricket Profile of Chetan Sharma

  • Full Name - Chetan Sharma
  • Birth Date - 3 January, 1966
  • Birth Place - Ludhiana (Punjab)
  • Batting Style - Right Hand Batsman
  • Bowling Style - Right Arm Medium Pace Bowler
  • Role in the Team - Bowler
  • Teams - India, Bengal, Haryana
  • Test Debut - On 7 December, 1984 against Pakistan at Lahore
  • Test Debut - On 17 October, 1983 against West Indies at Jamshedpur

Bowling Record of Chetan Sharma

In Test Matches :
  • Matches - 23
  • Balls Bowled - 3470
  • Runs Given - 2163
  • Wickets taken - 61
  • Average - 35.45
  • 5 wickets in an inning - 4

  • 10 wickets in match - 1
  • Best Bowling figure - 6/58
In First Class Matches :
  • Matches - 121
  • Balls Bowled - 19934
  • Runs Given - 11282
  • Wickets taken - 433
  • Average - 26.05
  • 5 wickets in an inning - 24
  • 10 wickets in match - 1
  • Best Bowling figure - 7/72
In ODI Matches :
  • Matches - 65
  • Balls Bowled - 2835
  • Runs Given - 2336
  • Wickets taken - 67
  • Average - 34.86
  • Best Bowling figure - 3/32
In List A Matches :
  • Matches - 107
  • Balls Bowled - 4504
  • Runs Given - 3614
  • Wickets taken - 115
  • Average - 31.42
  • 5 wickets in an inning - 1
  • Best Bowling figure - 5/16

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