Vijay Shankar

Vijay Shankar Biography

Vijay Shankar is an all-rounder who hails from Tamil Nadu. He is primarily a middle-order batsman and has the ability to bowl medium pace.

Back in the Ranji Trophy, he impressed with scores of 111, 82, 91 and 103. As a result, he earned a summoning for the national team's A side.

In his early days, he was a spinner but soon adapted his style to that of a medium pacer.


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IPL Career

Vijay Shankar kick-started his IPL career in 2014 for the Chennai Super Kings. However, he was only deployed for one solitary match.

After a brief hiatus in 2015 and 2016, he returned in IPL 2017. This time, he was playing for the Sunrisers Hyderabad. After a limited run, that only saw him play four matches, he had a high score of an unbeaten 63*.

In 2018, he moved to the Delhi Daredevils and got a fair number of opportunities to play. In all, he played in 13 matches that year and a highest score of 54* at a strike rate of 143.24.

Now, for IPL 2019, Vijay Shankar is back with the Sunrisers Hyderabad and hopefully he will get plenty more chances to shine.


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IPL 2019 Expectations

While he is known for well-timed shots, he lacks the ability to smash the ball with power. Vijay Shankar is also an ideal backup for Hardik Pandya. As a batsman, He is quite strong when playing off the pads. Shankar Also has a fondness for driving the ball on the up.

In his maiden series for the Indian team, Vijay Shankar had a memorable four dot balls against Mustafizur Rehman in the 18th over of the Nidhas Trophy final against Bangladesh.


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Sunrisers skipper Kane Williamson will be expecting a lot of good things from the 28-year old.