Shalabh Srivastava is a left-arm fast medium bowler of Uttar Pradesh Cricket team. His full name is Shalabh Jagdishprasad Srivastava and he is also known as Sonu. S. Srivastava was born on September 22, 1981 in Allahabad
, Uttar Pradesh
Shalabh bats with right hand and he is one of the rarely sighted left-arm medium pacer breeds in India.
S Srivastava played as the opener of Indian Under-19 team in the World Cup in Sri Lanka. Being a very tall guy, he generates maximum pace from a high arm action. Srivastava is a player who believes in accuracy and bowls from close to the stumps to take his wicket. He can control the ball both off the wicket and in the air. But still Shalabh Srivastava needs to improve himself to bring variations in his bowling style to reach the highest level. He is in the top wicket taker`s list in India in the Under-19 World Cup.
Shalabh Srivastava has debuted in "First-class" matches in 1999/00 and has played 36 matches while scoring total 149 runs. His highest score in any "First-class" match is 24 runs and average is 4.70. Shalabh has taken 115 wickets in these matches by giving 3583 runs from 6947 balls. His last "First class" match was against Baroda, which was held at Vadodara
in January 2 to 5, 2007.
Shalabh Srivastava has played total 4 "Twenty20" matches and scored no runs. But he has taken 3 wickets and has given 90 runs from 80 balls. His debut match in "Twenty20" was against Railways at Jaipur on April 3, 2007. He played his last "Twenty20" match against Vidarbha at Jaipur
on April 6, 2007.
Shalabh Srivastava`s "List A" debut was in 1900/00. He has played total 30 "List A" matches with a total score of 45 runs. Shalabh`s highest run in these matches was 14 with an average of 5.62. While with ball in hand, he has taken 41 wickets and has given 1035 runs from 1414 balls. Shalabh`s last "List A" match was against Mumbai
that was held at Jaipur on March 25, 2007.
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