SHARDUL THAKUR

  • Shardul Thakur's discipline makes him click for Mumbai 1 hour 33 minutes ago

    Shardul Thakur doesn't have the pace or the physique of Dale Steyn, whom he idolises and is keen to emulate. But the 23-year-old Mumbai paceman makes up for those shortcomings with discipline, and aggression. Not many rated Thakur too highly after his debut Ranji Trophy season in 2012-13. He was overweight...
  • Ranji Trophy Quarter-finals: Uthappa, Thakur lead star performers February 21, 2015

    Maharashtra and Mumbai progressed to the 2014-15 Ranji Trophy semifinals with wins over Andhra and Delhi respectively, taking the season's tally of outright results to 54 in 112 games, while Karnataka and Tamil Nadu joined them because of their first-innings leads over Assam and Vidarbha respectively. R Samarth and Akhil...
  • Ranji Trophy: Mumbai beat Delhi by 204 runs to reach semis February 20, 2015

    Rajat Bhatia is the poor man's Steve Waugh. A domestic stalwart, Bhatia has been Delhi's go-to player for many seasons now. He is a disciplined medium-pacer who lands the ball on the same spot day in and day out. With the bat, Bhatia is like a rock guarding the stumps. Chasing...
  • Ranji Trophy: Hot-headed Gambhir involved in verbal spat with Mumbai player February 20, 2015

    Gautam Gambhir's hot-headed nature has seen him get into altercations with Shahid Afridi, Shane Watson and Virat Kohli on the field. On the fourth day's play of the Ranji Trophy quarterfinal clash between Delhi and Mumbai at the DRIEMS College Ground in Tangi on Thursday (February 19), Shardul Thakur joined...
  • Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Quarter-finals: Delhi in tatters against Mumbai February 19, 2015

    Cuttack: Mumbai pace spearhead Shardul Thakur once again struck early to leave Delhi in tatters at 110 for four in their 440-run chase on Day 4 of the Ranji Trophy quarter-finals on Thursday. After opener Akhil Hedwarkar's 161-run marathon knock, which took Mumbai to 450 in the second innings, the Aditya...
  • Ranji Trophy: Shardul Thakur bags five-wickets to flatten Delhi on Day 2 February 17, 2015

    Cuttack: Mumbai pace spearhead Shardul Thakur bagged a five wicket haul to skittle out Delhi for 166 on Day 2 of the cricket Ranji Trophy quarter-finals at the Driems Ground, on Tuesday. The bowlers, ably led by Thakur (5 for 54), kept plugging away wickets to allow Delhi manage a slender...
  • Ranji Trophy: Mumbai take on holders Karnataka in a must-win tie February 5, 2015

    A battle royal is on the cards when under pressure Mumbai, gunning for an outright victory to seal a quarter final berths, clash with high-flying defending champions Karnataka in a Ranji Trophy Group A match commencing at the Wankhede Stadium on Friday. While it's a must-win and final league game for...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 8, Group A wrap: Shardul five-for gives Mumbai 169-run win over Baroda February 1, 2015

    Vadodara: Pacer Shardul Thakur returned with a five-wicket haul to guide Mumbai to a comfortable 169 runs win over Baroda in a Group A Ranji Trophy cricket match, here on Sunday. Chasing a mammoth 408 runs for an outright win, Baroda were bowled out for 238 in 77.3 overs in their...
  • Ranji Trophy Group A, Round 2: Tamil Nadu get past Jammu & Kashmir at a canter on Day 3 December 16, 2014

    After humbling big boys Mumbai in their opening encounter, Jammu and Kashmir failed to weave their magic once again as they lost to Tamil Nadu by 277 runs on the third day of the Group A Ranji Trophy cricket match. Chasing a mammoth 409 for a win in the four-day encounter...
  • Shardul Thakur flattens Maharashtra to put Mumbai on top January 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Young Mumbai pacer Shardul Thakur produced an incisive fourwicket haul after the home team's tail wagged merrily to put the defending champions in total command of the Ranji Trophy quarterfinal against Maharashtra on Thursday. Thakur bent his back on the bouncy Wankhede wicket and produced fiery spells, backed up by...