Indian Cricketer Jitesh Sharma’s age, height, batting, wife

Indian Right-hand Wicketkeeper Batsman Jitesh Sharma was born 22 October 1993 Amravati, Maharashtra. Punjab Kings star batsman is known for hard hitting balls into the stands. In domestic cricket he plays for Vidarbha Cricket Association. He was the leading run scorer for Vidarbha in 2018-2019 Vijay Hazare Trophy with 298 runs. His father Mohan Sharma is from Kangra, Himachal Pradesh.

About Jitesh Sharma

Jitesh Sharma was first included in Indian Cricket Team for 3 match T20 against Sri Lanka in January 2023. From his childhood Jitesh wanted to join Indian armed forces. In an Interview he said,

“I actually wanted to go into the armed forces. In Maharashtra school cricket, you get 4% grace in army tests if you play state cricket. I joined my school team because they played around the state level. I decided I’ll give a trial, and that’s how I started playing the sport. My dad never questioned me, and funnily enough, my mother still doesn’t know that I am playing at a level like the IPL. None of my cricket friends from those days play the sport – they all have normal jobs now.”

He said, cricket has followed him more. His first choice was always Indian Air Force. He used to go for trials and get selected. His continous performance in domestic level caught of selectors. In 2016, Mumbai Indians bought him for base price of 10 lakhs and in next season he was released by MI. Later Punjab Kings picked him and he also got chances in playing 11. He scored crucial runs in 2022 and 2023 IPL season which helped him to make place in Indian Cricket Team.

Jitesh Sharma in Punjab Kings

Jitesh Sharma is huge fan of South African wicketkeeper batsman AB De Villiers. “AB de Villiers has been my idol ever since I started batting in the middle-order. 360 degree to nahi par 250-260 degree ki koshish jaroor karta hu” (laughs) (Not trying to play 360-degree shots, but trying to cover 250-260 degrees atleast).

  • Jitesh age – 30
  • Father Name – Mohan Sharma
  • Height – 178cm
  • Domestic Cricket Team – Vidarbha
  • Indian Premier League Team – Punjab Kings

Asian Games and T20 series against Australia

Jitesh Sharma's age, height, batting, wife

Indian Cricket Team won Gold Medal in Asian Games, Hangzhou, China. Jitesh Sharma made his International Cricket debut against Nepal in Asian Games on 3 October 2023. He got selected in 5 match T20 series against Australia. He got chance in 4th and 5th match of the series. He hitted 3 sixes in crucial situation in 4th T20 match held in Raipur scoring 35 runs. In 5th match he scored 24 runs with the help of 3 fours and 1 six. India won the series 4-1. Ravi Bishnoi was Player of the Series. He is also part of T20 squad for South Arica Tour.

Jitesh Sharma's age, height, batting, wife

Indian Squad for South Africa Tour

India vs South Africa will start from 10 December. Total of eight matches will be played. 3 T20s, 3 ODIs, and 2 Test matches. Suryakumar Yadav will lead Indian side in T20 while KL Rahul will lead ODI team. For Test matches all senior players will make comeback and Rohit Sharma will lead the side. Sai Sudharsan and Rajat Patidar has been given a chance in ODI squad. Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Sanju Samson is making his comeback in ODI side. Ruturaj Gaikwad, Mukesh Kumar and Shreyas Iyer are the only players who are in all three formats.

T20 Squad

Suryakumar Yadav (C), Ravindra Jadeja (VC), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (wk), Jitesh Sharma (wk), Washington Sundar, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Deepak Chahar.

ODI Squad

KL Rahul (C)(wk), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sai Sudharsan, Tilak Varma, Rajat Patidar, Rinku Singh, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson (wk), Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mukesh Kumar, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Deepak Chahar.

Test Squad

Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan (wk), KL Rahul (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammad Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Mohammad Shami(Subject to Availability), Jasprit Bumrah (VC), Prasidh Krishna.

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