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Vijay Shankar

Vijay Shankar

Height: 1.83 m DOB: 26 January, 1991

The middle-order batsman with the ability of power hitting and who can also bowl some handy overs is always a crucial player for any team and Shankar is one of them. He made his debut in Nidahas Twenty20 Tri-Series against Sri Lanka on March 6, 2018. He was under a lot of scanners after his poor outing in Nidahas Trophy final against Bangladesh but he made an excellent comeback in ODI series against Australia at their soil in 2019 where he was called as a replacement for Hardik Pandya. He continued his good run in New Zealand limited-over tour. Shankar is a good prospect for Indian cricket team's future.

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Vijay Shankar and Virat Kohli

Vijay Shankar willing to bat higher up: I can be someone like Jacques Kallis or Shane Watson

Cricket | May 16, 2021, 05:50 PM IST

Vijay Shankar, who has even considered switching to a different state team to boost his comeback chances, hopes to keep performing consistently and spend more time in the middle.

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Did well in the limited opportunities I got for India; my batting position was never certain: Vijay

Cricket | May 14, 2021, 10:03 PM IST

Shankar said that he got picked into India reckoning, both for A and senior sides, on the basis of his performances with the bat when he walked in at No. 5.

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IPL 2021 | Under-fire Vijay Shankar answers critics, dismisses Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav

Cricket | Apr 17, 2021, 09:00 PM IST

Coming into the attack in the seventh over, Shankar dismissed Rohit with a fullish cross-seam delivery. 

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India cricketer Vijay Shankar ties knot

Cricket | Jan 28, 2021, 08:00 AM IST

The India all-rounder married Vaishali Visweswaran at a ceremony in Chennai on Thursday.

Dinesh Karthik

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Karthik, Vijay and Shankar named in Tamil Nadu probables

Cricket | Dec 16, 2020, 09:02 PM IST

Batsman K.B Arun Karthick, who returns to play for Tamil Nadu after a gap of seven years, and medium-pacer Sandeep Warrier, who moved from Kerala ahead of the season, have also been included in the list

Hardik Pandya against Australia 

If Hardik Pandya is unfit, India have Vijay Shankar but not sure about his 'impact' - Gautam Gambhir

Cricket | Nov 28, 2020, 03:22 PM IST

According to Gambhir, this is the kind of problem which can't be sorted even if an opener of Rohit Sharma's calibre comes back.

Vijay Shankar against DC

IPL 2020 | Vijay Shankar ruled out of tournament due to hamstring injury

Cricket | Oct 31, 2020, 01:06 PM IST

Eyeing to make it to the playoffs, Warner's men are currently languishing at the seventh spot with just five victories in 12 matches.

Vijay Shankar along with Manish Pandey

IPL 2020 | It was do-or-die game for me, says Vijay Shankar

Cricket | Oct 23, 2020, 12:17 PM IST

Manish Pandey (83) and Shankar (52) stitched an unbroken 140-run partnership to help SRH chase down RR's 154 for six on Thursday.

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IPL 2020: It was high time for us to perform, says Manish Pandey after taking SRH to win over Royals

Cricket | Oct 22, 2020, 11:44 PM IST

Man of the match Manish Pandey felt such performance was long due after fingers were pointed at SRH middle order as he stitched an unbeaten 140-run stand with Vijay Shankar to beat Rajasthan Royals.

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IPL 2020: SRH showed we do have a middle-order, says skipper David Warner after win over Royals

Cricket | Oct 22, 2020, 11:23 PM IST

David Warner heaps praises on Manish Pandey and Vijay Shankar for stepping up with the bat after SRH suffered early jolts in massive 8-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals

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IPL 2020: Manish Pandey's 83 helps SRH reign supreme over Rajasthan Royals

Cricket | Oct 22, 2020, 10:59 PM IST

The in-form SRH batsman stitches unbeaten 140-run stand with 50-up Vijay Shankar to fire SRH back winning ways with a comfortable 8-wicket victory over Rajasthan Royals.

A Pakistan fan was abusing us and we couldn't react: Vijay Shankar reveals ridiculous incident from

A Pakistan fan was abusing us and we couldn't react: Shankar reveals ridiculous 2019 WC incident

Cricket | Jun 26, 2020, 12:43 PM IST

Shankar also said that the Indian player didn't react because the fan, who was abusing them also recorded everything at the same time.

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Remembered lessons from Badrinath, Balaji to overcome Nidahas Trophy embarrassment: Vijay Shankar

Cricket | Jun 06, 2020, 05:46 PM IST

Despite hailing from a family of cricketers Vijay Shankar took a longer and difficult way to make his name. He started out as a batsman who bowled off-spin.

'I can't think about what other players are doing': Vijay Shankar opens up on comparisons with Hardi

Vijay Shankar opens up on comparisons with Hardik Pandya

Cricket | May 21, 2020, 06:56 PM IST

Vijay said that he is not looking at being a mere survivor in the Indian team but someone who can perform for long time.

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Vijay Shankar reveals reason behind switching from spin bowling to medium-pace

Cricket | Apr 26, 2020, 06:58 PM IST

Indian all-rounder Vijay Shankar opened up on why he switched from bowling to medium-pace early in his career.

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Hardik fails fitness tests, Shankar replaces him in India A team's tour of New Zealand

Cricket | Jan 11, 2020, 10:19 PM IST

Tamil Nadu captain Vijay Shankar has been drafted into the India A team and he has already boarded the flight to New Zealand where they will play two 50-over warm-up games, three List A games and two four-day 'Tests' against the home A team.

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Returning Bumrah, surprising reserve all-rounder: Bangar picks his India squad for NZ Tests

Cricket | Jan 11, 2020, 04:27 PM IST

While Bangar largely retained the squad that India featured against Bangladesh at home in November, he did put forth a surprising name for the reserve all-rounder.

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Vijay Shankar trolled for posting shirtless photo on Instagram

Cricket | Oct 16, 2019, 12:47 PM IST

Vijay Shankar left India's World Cup squad midway due to a toe injury and since then, he hasn't been able to break into the side.

Out of form Shikhar Dhawan to play for India A, injured Vijay Shankar ruled out

Out of form Shikhar Dhawan to play for India A, injured Vijay Shankar ruled out

Cricket | Aug 30, 2019, 09:25 PM IST

It was another setback for Tamil Nadu all-rounder Vijay Shankar, who is now out of the 'A' series with a thumb injury.

India A vs South Africa A

Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar in focus as India A host South Africa A in 5-match ODI series

Cricket | Aug 28, 2019, 01:26 PM IST

Shubman Gill has been in good form for India A while Vijay Shankar returns from injury, which forced him to return home midway from the World Cup.