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Rohit Sharma is one of the 15 players who have been named in the India squad to play the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and Wales. Rohit Sharma, who made his one-day international debut on 8-Dec-11, had played 206 ODI matches until the 2019 World Cup. In the 200 innings he batted in, he had scored a total of 8010 runs, having faced 9107 balls, at an average of 47.4 and a strike rate of 87.95. He was unbeaten in 31 of those innings. His highest score in an innings was 264. He had 22 centuries and 41 half-centuries to his name. In the bowling department, Rohit Sharma had bowled 593 balls and taken 8 wickets while conceding a total of 515 runs. He had an average of 64.38 and an economy rate of 5.21 His best ODI bowling performance was 2/27.
 
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Rohit Sharma is the vice-captain of the Indian national cricket team in limited-overs game. He plays for Mumbai in domestic cricket and captains Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League.
 
The right-handed batsman started his international career when he was 20 years old, making his one-day international (ODI) debut on 23 June 2007 against Ireland. Rohit Sharma has a prolific ODI career, with the distinction of being the only batsman in the world with three double-hundreds. His T20 career has been equally good, but Test cricket remains his Achilles heel.
 
Rohit Sharma was picked for the national Test team after he had played 108 ODIs for India and he started with a bang, hit back-to-back centuries in his first two Test matches against the West Indies in November 2013.
 
On 13 November 2014, Rohit Sharma scored 264 against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, which is the highest individual score in ODIs. He is also the fastest batsman to score 100 (35 balls) in T20s (vs Sri Lanka). He is the first skipper to lead his team to the IPL title thrice. In November 2018, he became the first cricketer to score four centuries in T20 international cricket.
 
He also became the first batsman to score 3 centuries in each of the three formats of international cricket.
 
In 2015 World Cup, Rohit Sharma ended up as India's second-highest run-scorer, with an impressive 137 against Bangladesh in the quarter-finals. In April 2019, he was named in India's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup as its vice-captain.
 
ODI career
 
Rohit Sharma made his ODI debut on 23 June 2007 against Ireland but he did not bat in that match. After that, he had to struggle hard to make his place in the team, as Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina were also sailing in the same boat but were preferred by selectors for their earlier performance. Rohit Sharma scored his maiden ODI half-century against Pakistan in Jaipur on 18 November 2007. In December 2009, he scored a triple century in the Ranji Trophy which facilitated his return to the national ODI team for a tri-nation tournament in Bangladesh. He scored his maiden ODI century (114) against Zimbabwe on 28 May 2010 and followed it up with another century in the next match against Sri Lanka two days later by scoring 101 not out.
 
Rohit Sharma was dropped from the Indian squad for the 2011 World Cup following a poor form. In 2014, he surpassed Virender Sehwag's 219 to become the highest-scoring batsman in an ODI match, with his 264 against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
 
Rohit Sharma has so far played 206 ODI matches in which he has scored 8,010 runs with an average of 47.39 and a strike rate of 87.95. His highest score has been 264 runs, and he has 22 centuries and 41 half-centuries to his name.
 
In 2017, Rohit Sharma was named the Indian captain for the first time in his career. India won the ODI series 2-1 under his leadership. He again led India in the 2018 Asia Cup after Virat Kohli was rested after the England tour. India won the tournament after beating Bangladesh in the final.


 
Test career
 
Rohit Sharma made his Test debut at Eden Gardens in Kolkata against the West Indies during Sachin Tendulkar's farewell Test series in November 2013. He scored a 177, which was the second-best score on debut by an Indian — behind Shikhar Dhawan — and that is how he joined the group of select Indian players to have scored a century on their Test debut. He followed it up with a 111 not out at his home ground at Wankhede in Mumbai to become the third Indian cricketer to score back-to-back centuries in the first two tests — a feat achieved earlier by Sourav Ganguly in 1996 in England and Mohammad Azharuddin in 1984. Azharuddin had scored centuries in his first three tests.
 
Rohit Sharma has played 27 Test matches in which he has scored 1,585 runs with the average of 39.62 and a strike rate of 55.01. He has scored 3 centuries and 10 half-centuries, with his highest score being 177 runs.
 
T20I career
 
Rohit Sharma made his T20 debut against England at Durban on September 19, 2007. He has played 94 T20s for India so far and scored 2,331 runs with an average of 32.37 and a strike rate of 137.68, including 4 centuries and 16 half-centuries.
 
IPL career
 
Rohit Sharma is one of the leading runs scorer in the format with more than 4,500 runs in IPLs. Sharma was initially signed up by the Deccan Chargers franchise. In the 2009 season, he was appointed as the vice-captain of Deccan Chargers.
 
A big jump in his IPL career came when he was sold for $2 million to the Mumbai Indians in 2011. In 2012, Rohit Sharma scored his first IPL century against Kolkata Knight Riders, hitting 109 not out in 60 balls. He was also declared the Man of the Match in that game. In 2013, he was promoted as the permanent captain of Mumbai Indians, and the team won the IPL title for the first time that year under his captaincy. It was a terrific season for him as a captain as his team went on to win the Champions League T20 as well.
 
In 2015, he led Mumbai Indians to win the IPL title again by beating Chennai Super Kings in the final. He also won the Man of the Match award in the finals.
 
In 2017, Mumbai Indians finished at the top of the table and also went on to win the final under his captaincy. He is one of the two skippers to lead his team to win the IPL three times; the only other being MS Dhoni, who led Chennai Super Kings to victory in the 2018 IPL final.
 
In 2018, Mumbai Indians could not qualify for the playoffs after they lost to Delhi Daredevils in a must-win match.
 
In the 188 matches that Rohit Sharma has played in IPL, he has scored 4,898 runs at an average of 31.60 and a strike rate of 130.82, with a century and 36 fifties. His best score has been an unbeaten 109 in the 2012 edition of IPL.

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