New Delhi, (JNN): Indian speedster S Sreesanth replaces injured Praveen Kumar in India's 15-member squad for the upcoming mega event ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.

Praveen has been ruled out of the tournament due to an elbow injury and had returned home during the ODI series against South Africa. Despite that he was included in the final 15 squad for the World Cup.

He was undergoing treatment at Bangalore's National Cricket Academy after which he went off to England. But the injury was just not getting better and time was running out, so Praveen was ruled out.

Sreesanth: Quick facts

Sree replaces Praveen in WC squad Sreesanth made his debut against Sri Lanka in Nagpur.

A good home series against the England in April 2006, in which he claimed 10 wickets at an average of 16.3, including a career best 6/55 in the final match at Indore led to him subsequently, being awarded a BCCI contract, in the C-grade in May.

Sreesanth was selected for his first Test squad in the home series against England in March 2006, in place of Zaheer Khan where he claimed 4/95 in his debut appearance in the 1st Test in Nagpur.

Sreesanth's most significant performance to date in Test cricket was his role in the 1st Test of India's 2006 tour to South Africa at Johannesburg where Sreesanth displayed 5-40 and dismissed South Africa. This performance helped to bowl South Africans out for just 84, leading to first Indian win on South African soil, for which he was named man of the match.

Sreesanth is associated with the Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League. In the inaugural edition of the IPL in 2008, Sreesanth became the second leading wicket taker in the tournament after Sohail Tanveer, claiming 18 wickets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Batting and Fielding Averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 24 34 11 263 35 11.43 997 52.91 0 0 35 4 5 0
ODIs 51 21 10 44 10* 4.00 121 36.36 0 0 2 0 7 0
T20Is 10 3 2 20 19* 20.00 14 142.85 0 0 4 0 2 0
First Class 64 85 26 573 35 9.71 1286 44.55 0 0 0 0 14 0
List A 80 36 15 127 33 6.04 285 44.56 0 0 0 0 9 0
Twenty 20 44 14 9 71 19* 14.20 82 86.58 0 0 13 0 8 0

Bowling Averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4W 5W 10
Tests 24 46 4753 2778 79 5/40 8/99 35.16 3.50 60.1 4 3 0
ODIs 51 50 2398 2403 75 6/55 6/55 32.04 6.01 31.9 2 1 0
T20Is 10 9 204 288 7 2/12 2/12 41.14 8.47 29.1 0 0 0
First Class 64 11364 6498 191 5/40 34.02 3.43 59.4 8 6 0
List A 80 3796 3585 104 6/55 6/55 34.47 5.66 36.5 3 1 0
Twenty 20 44 43 871 1270 38 3/29 3/29 33.42 8.74 22.9 0 0 0