Idiosyncratic, with an aggressive approach - to the stumps and the game - he can be expensive in one-dayers, but is also a wicket-taking bowler.
He does it in Tests, too - in Antigua in June 2006 he fired out Ramnaresh Sarwan and Brian Lara (for 0) in successive overs, and then took five wickets in Jamaica and played a key role in bowling India to a historic triumph.
Sreesanth signed with Warwickshire and enjoyed a satisfactory first season, but injuries and a steady decline in form kept him out of the national team.
His problems with discipline are well documented; he was warned by the BCCI with suspension from domestic cricket if he violated the code of conduct.
But his ability with the ball continued to keep him in contention for a place in the Indian team in Tests and ODIs.
Riya Sen has cleared the air about rumours linking her to cricketer Sreesanth. I just attended 3 matches for kochi and that's that! Riya, daughter of actress Moon Moon Sen, was earlier in a relationship with Ashmit Patel.
The two had worked together for an ad campaign, and also been spotted together at some events. Meanwhile, Sreesanth has said that his parents want him to get married soon.
Rest ur imaginations ...," Riya posted on her Twitter page.For three seasons, Sreesanth was hardly anything more than an answer to a trivia question - who is the only Kerala bowler to have taken a Ranji Trophy hat-trick ?His rise, though, was rapid, and since he played for a weak side, unnoticed.Not too many bowlers get selected for the Duleep Trophy in their first season, like Sreesanth did in 2002-03 after snapping up 22 wickets in his first seven games.His progress was halted owing to a hamstring injury in the following year, but he returned stronger, with a more side-on action and increased pace, and a superb display in the Challenger Trophy, in 2005, propelled him to the national squad for the Sri Lanka series.In the last game of his impressive debut season, he snapped up 6 for 55 against England.