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