Jitesh Sharma (Cricketer) Biography, Age, Height, Cricket Career, Net Worth, Stats, IPL 2023, Records, Batting Style, Bowling, T20 Ranking, Girlfriend, Family, Father, and More

Jitesh Sharma was born on 22 October 1993 is an Indian cricketer who plays for Vidarbha in domestic cricket and Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League. He got his maiden call-up for the Indian cricket team in January 2023 against Sri Lanka.

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Jitesh Sharma IPL Auction 2023

In February 2022, the IPL franchise Punjab Kings picked up Jitesh Sharma for Rs. 20 lakhs during the auction. He made his IPL debut on 3 April 2023 against Chennai Super Kings. In his second ball of the match, Sharma smoked Moeen Ali for six over square leg. He struck three huge sixes during his impressive knock of 26 runs off 17 balls, helping Punjab Kings to win.

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Jitesh Sharma Personal Life

A boy who started playing cricket to miss school and get extra marks is now carrying the responsibility for slogging away sixes when the team needs him to. Sharma’s raw power, knack for timing, class and ability can take him a long way.

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Additionally, he is an exceptional wicket keeper whose agility is unparalleled and can take him a long way ahead.

Jitesh Sharma Cricket Career

He made his List A debut on 27 February 2014, for Vidarbha in the 2013–14 Vijay Hazare Trophy. He made his first-class debut in the 2015–16 Ranji Trophy on 1 October 2015. He was the leading run-scorer for Vidarbha in the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy, with 298 runs in seven matches.

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In January 2023 against Sri Lanka After Sanju Samson was ruled out with a knee injury, BCCI named Jitesh Sharma in India’s T20I squad. It was a surprising call by BCCI as Jitesh was never speculated to be in the mix but with Rishabh Pant’s accident and KL Rahul’s unavailability, the Punjab Kings wicket keeper-batter will join the Indian dressing room.

Cricket Stats

Batting & Fielding
FORMAT Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
FC 16 23 0 553 61 24.04 1091 50.68 0 3 79 3 50 5
List A 47 43 1 1350 107 32.14 1708 79.03 2 7 149 21 46 6
T20 76 71 12 1787 106 30.28 1208 147.93 1 9 183 74 54 12
FORMAT Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
FC 16
List A 47 1 12 6 0 3.00 0 0 0
T20 76 1 6 5 0 5.00 0 0 0

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Why Jitesh Sharma is an ideal replacement for Samson

In the absence of Rishabh Pant and KL Rahul, India were left with only wicketkeeper-batter – Ishan Kishan – in their current T20I squad. Jitesh can not only don the gloves if needed but is gun batter at no.5 and 6. The 29-year-old has played the role of a finisher quite well for PBKS and also for Vidarbha.

Although he did not set the stage alight in the recent Syed Mushtaq Ali T20s and the Vijay Hazare Trophy, he is known to be someone who can hit big from ball one.

Jitesh Sharma Family

Jitesh Sharma’s father, Mohan Sharma & his mother name is Ashima Sharma, hails from Kangra in Himachal Pradesh. He has a younger brother, Nitesh Sharma.

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Wife & Girlfriend

As of 2023, Jitesh Sharma is unmarried.

Some Interesting Facts About Jitesh Sharma

  • He is well-versed in three languages-Hindi, English, and Marathi.
  • Sharma is known for playing a variety of strokes.
  • In a media conversation, Jitesh revealed that when he was expelled from Vidarbha’s Ranji Trophy, he went into depression.
  •  A fitness enthusiast, Jitesh follows a strict workout regimen.
  • Jitesh Sharma loves travelling, doing adventure sports, and playing golf in his leisure time.
  • He is a right-hand batter and wicketkeeper.
  • Sharma has endorsed the sports nutrition brand My Proteinin on his Instagram account.


Full Name Jitesh Sharma
Nickname Jitu
Date of Birth 22 October 1993
Jitesh’s age 29 years
Birth Place Amravati, Maharashtra, India
Playing Role wicket-keeper batsman
Batting Style Right-handed Middle Order
Bowling Style
Physical Stats & More
Jitesh Sharma (approx) 175cm
5’ 9” Inch
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Career Info
Teams Punjab Kings (IPL)
Vidarbha Domestic team
Jitesh’s Cricket Debut Domestic T20 Debut
31 March 2014 against the Uttar Pradesh team.List A cricket debut
27 February 2014 against the Rajasthan team

First-Class Cricket Debut
1st October 2015 against the Orissa team.

IPL Debut: with Punjab Kings
IPL debuted against the CSK team on 04 April 2022, in which he has scored 26 runs with 3 sixes.

T20I International Cricket Debut:
Not yet Debut

Career Turning Point
Jitesh Sharma Number Not Known
Jitesh Sharma Coach/Mentor Not Known
Personal Life
Zodiac sign
Educational Qualification Graduation
Family Father- Ajay Kumar Sharma
 Ashima Sharma
 Karnesh Sharma
Jitesh Girlfriend Not Known
Religion Hindu
Hobbies Playing Cricket
Favorite Things
Favorite Cricketers Yuvraj Singh

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