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Sandeep Sharma – the Underrated Pacer of the IPL


Every player has a key ability that makes them different from the others. It doesn’t require a fame and a huge number of records to make you one of the best players. If you perform at your level best, then you will definitely generate the desired results and the records will be created on their own. You just need to maintain the level of form and performance. We got certain players that are underrated heroes of their team. They don’t have huge fan recognition but they play their part at their level best when it comes to generating the desired results. Sandeep Sharma fits that bracket.

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Sandeep Sharma is one of the underrated players who play the role of a secret hero. There are some other good names like Suryakumar Yadav, Devdutt Padikkal and Mandeep Singh as well. The right-arm medium pacer has represented India earlier where he played two U-19 World Cups in 2010 and 2012. Later on, he was signed by Kings XI Punjab where he created a name for himself.

He took 3 wickets for 21 runs in his debut game for the KXIP side against Sunrisers Hyderabad on 11th May 2013. In 2017, Sharma took 3 wickets giving 22 runs against Royal Challengers Bangalore becoming the 1st bowler to take the wickets of the well-known trio Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli and AB de Villers in the same game. He joined Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2018.

He made his T20 International debut against Zimbabwe in 2015 after having an impressive season with the Punjab state team and Kings XI Punjab.

Sandeep Sharma has taken 127 wickets in the T20 format and bowls at an average of around 23.99. In this season of IPL, Sandeep Sharma has taken 10 wickets in 10 matches so far.

Let’s have a look at the bowling stats of Sandeep Sharma over the years:


Career Wickets Best Bowling Figure Average Economy
2020 10 2/19 28.90 7.22
2019 12 3/19 29.33 8.25
2018 12 2/17 27.75 7.56
2017 17 4/20 23.41 8.29
2016 15 2/11 24.40 7.32
2015 13 4/25 26.92 7.00
2014 18 3/15 19.66 8.81
2013 8 3/21 14.87 7.43


Sandeep Sharma started his form over the years by being selected as an optional bowler and now he is well known as the bowler who opens the bowling attack with the start of the innings. He usually shares the new ball duty with Bhuvneshwar Kumar while playing for Sunrisers.

Sandeep Sharma vs. Bumrah

His stats are almost similar to the World’s best pacer.

Innings Wickets Average Economy Strike Rate
Sandeep 88 103 24.67 7.77 19.04
Bumrah 90 105 24.24 7.47 19.47


It’s the 3rd season for Sandeep Sharma now playing for the Sunrisers Hyderabad side after having an amazing 5 years playing for the Kings XI Punjab side. Sandeep Sharma is considered to be the most underrated Indian Pacer in IPL.


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