Vijay Shankar (cricketer)
|Full name||Vijay Shankar|
|Born||26 January 1991
Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India
|T20I debut (cap 74)||6 March 2018 v Sri Lanka|
|Last T20I||18 March 2018 v Bangladesh|
|T20I shirt no.||59|
|Domestic team information|
|2014||Chennai Super Kings|
Vijay Shankar (born 26 January 1991) is an Indian cricketer who plays for Tamil Nadu cricket team. He is an all-rounder who bats right-handed and bowls right-arm medium pace. In the Indian Premier League, he played one match for the Chennai Super Kingsin 2014 and four for Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2017.
Playing for Tamil Nadu, he won two man of the match awards in the knockout stage of 2014–15 Ranji Trophy. In the quarterfinal against Vidarbha, he scored 111 and 82 for which he was named man of the match. The match was drawn but Tamil Nadu progressed to the next round on first-innings lead. Against Maharashtra in the semifinal, he scored 91 and picked 2/47 to win his second man of the match award. This game was also drawn and Tamil Nadu progressed to the final on first-innings lead. In the final against Karnataka, he scored 5 & 103 and picked 1/92. However, Karnataka registered an innings victory to take the title.
Indian Premier League
In the Indian Premier League, he played one match for the Chennai Super Kings in 2014 and four for Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2017. His highest batting score was 63 not out against Gujarat Lions on 13 May 2017.
In January 2018, he was bought by the Delhi Daredevils in the 2018 IPL auction.
On 20 November 2017, he was named as Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s replacement in India’s Test squad for their series against Sri Lanka, but he did not play.In February 2018, he was named in India’s Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for the 2018 Nidahas Trophy.He made his T20I debut for India against Sri Lanka in the 2018 Nidahas Trophy on 6 March 2018. He took his first wicket in T20Is in his second match dismissing Mushfiqur Rahim via Umpire Decision Review System. In the second match of the 2018 Nidahas Trophy, he took two wickets for 32 runs, with India winning by 6 wickets, and he was named the player of the match.