Chetan SHARMA

Chetan Sharma - India - Test cricket career.

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 15 May 1986

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    • POSITION
      Right Arm Fast Medium, Right Hand Bat
    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Monday, 03 January 1966
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      Ludhiana, India
  • INTERNATIONAL
  • India
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Chetan SHARMA - India - Test cricket career.

Will the real Chetan Sharma please stand up. That is a necessary exhortation, for there were definite suspicions that a fake Chetan Sharma was operating in the northern leagues of England in the early 1990s, capitalising on the Test performances of the real Sharma. The medium-fast bowler from Haryana was one of that long line of small, accurate Indian medium pacers which stretches from Desai, through Abid Ali and Madan Lal, on to the likes of Roger Binny and Manoj Prabakhar: The kind who scuttles in and bowls low to the ground on lifeless wickets and frustrates batsmen into indiscretion. Sharma frustrated and at times outthought the best batters of the day. A nephew of the dogged Indian batsman Yashpal Sharma, he made his Test debut in Colombo in 1985-86 under the captaincy of Kapil Dev. He had figures of 3-81 - all top order batsmen - and followed that with 5-118 in the second Test and 3-65 in Kandy. Despite that Sri Lanka won the series 2-1. In Australia he had little success with the ball, but scored 54 batting at number three as a nightwatchman in Adelaide, sharing a century partnership with Sunil Gavaskar and ending as second top scorer. In England in 1986 he took 5-64 at Lord's and 4-130 at Edgbaston. When Australia came to India in 1986-87 he failed to take a wicket in the tied Test in Madras, but did score 30 and 23. He took 5-55 against West Indies in Delhi in 1987-88, and 3-64 in Bombay. Touring the West Indies in 1989 he took 3-54 in the Indian like conditions of Port of Spain, dismissing Viv Richards for 0 and Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes for single figures. Chetan's final Test appearance came in the fourth and final match of the series as the Indians fought out a draw in Kingston, Jamaica. (Bob Harragan) .

 

Chetan SHARMA - India - Test Record

 

Date Test Venue Opp. 1st Inns 2nd Inns Batting Ct Result
17/10/84 1 Lahore Pak 29-2-94-3 dnb 4 & dnb 0 Draw
24/10/84 2 Faisalabad Pak 32-0-139-1 dnb 18* & dnb 0 Draw
28/11/84 1 Bombay Eng 11-4-28-0 9-2-39-0 5* & dnb 0 Won
31/12/84 3 Calcutta Eng 12.3-0-38-4 dnb 13* & dnb 0 Draw
13/01/85 4 Madras Eng 18-0-95-0 dnb 5 & 17* 0 Lost
30/08/85 1 Colombo SL 25-3-81-3 4-0-24-1 38 & 4 0 Draw
06/09/85 2 Colombo SL 33-3-118-5 13-1-55-1 4* & 0* 0 Lost
14/09/85 3 Kandy SL 14-1-40-1 20-4-65-3 11 & dnb 0 Draw
13/12/85 1 Adelaide Aus 19-3-70-0 2-0-9-0 54 & dnb 1 Draw
02/01/86 3 Sydney Aus 13-2-38-0 3-0-11-0 dnb & dnb 1 Draw
05/06/86 1 Lord's Eng 32-10-64-5 17-4-48-1 2 & dnb 0 Won
03/07/86 3 Birmingham Eng 29.3-2-130-4 24-4-58-6 9 & dnb 0 Draw
18/09/86 1 Madras Aus 16-1-70-1 6-0-19-0 30 & 23 0 Draw
26/09/86 2 Delhi Aus 8-1-34-1 dnb dnb & dnb 0 Draw
17/12/86 1 Kanpur SL 31-4-122-2 dnb dnb & dnb 0 Draw
27/12/86 2 Nagpur SL 5-0-26-1 5-0-14-0 dnb & dnb 0 Won
25/11/87 1 Delhi WI 13.1-2-55-5 11-1-44-0 0 & 24 0 Lost
11/12/87 2 Bombay WI 13-1-64-3 1-0-1-1 22* & 0 0 Draw
26/12/87 3 Calcutta WI 15.1-0-80-1 4-0-24-0 27 & dnb 0 Draw
25/03/89 1 Georgetown WI 20-2-68-1 dnb dnb & dnb 1 Draw
07/04/89 2 Bridgetown WI 18-1-86-1 4-0-19-1 12* & 21 0 Lost
15/04/89 3 Port-of-Spain WI 6-1-23-0 13-0-54-3 19* & 7 1 Lost
28/04/89 4 Kingston WI 27-2-100-2 2-0-16-0 6 & 21 0 Lost
 
Summary of all matches
M Runs HS Ave 100s 50s W BB Ave 5w Ct
23 396 54 22.00 0 1 61 6-58 35.46 4 4

 

 

The photograph above of Chetan Sharma was taken by George Herringshaw on 15th. May 1986.

© G Herringshaw.