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Shikhar Dhawan

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Off break
Played for:
India, India A, India B, India Blue, Indian Board President's XI, India Green, India Red, India Seniors, North Zone, Rest of India, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, India Under-19, Delhi, Mumbai A, Hyderabad
Roles played:
Batsman
ICC Rank:
Batting:
59
Bowling:
0
Batting:
10
Bowling:
0
Batting:
79
Bowling:
0
Home country:
India
Born:
December 05, 1985, Delhi

Profile

Shikhar Dhawan first made waves at the 2004 U-19 World Cup, amassing 505 runs from seven innings to become the leading scorer, after which many prophesied good things for him and he didn’t take long to live up to his reputation with heavy runs in domestic cricket. However, unfortunately for him, it was during a time when the national team was full to the brim with world-class players and it was next to impossible to break into that team.


His patience and good performance, however, paid off in October 2010 when he was called up to the Indian team for three ODIs against Australia. As ill luck would have it, two games were abandoned due to rain and in the second match he had a nightmare of a debut by scoring a two-ball duck. The next chance for him came in mid-2011 against the West Indies but he failed to impress much in the four ODIs he played with scores of 51, 3, 4 and 11. After that many wrote him off, saying he didn’t have it in him to make it big in international cricket. However, consistent performances at the domestic level helped him keep his place in India’s second tier of players. All he needed was some rub of the green and that came during the 2013 Test series against the visiting Australians.


The out-of-form Virender Sehwag was shown the door for the third Test and Dhawan made his Test debut in Mohali. And guess what! He grabbed the opportunity with both hands, scoring 187 off 174 balls, also earning the distinction of fastest hundred by any batsman on debut – off 85 balls. In the ICC Champions Trophy in June 2013, he scored two tons in India’s triumph. He once again shone in the 2015 World Cup in Australia where he was India’s highest scorer and played a big role in the team’s semi-final appearance. His career had an up-and-down phase post that but it was once again in an ICC event that he showed that he had it in him. He was the top run-getter in the Champions Trophy 2017.


In the Indian T20 League, he began with Delhi but switched alliance to Mumbai in the following season. It was with Hyderabad though where he came real good. He has been a consistent performer for them since the franchise’s inception in 2012. He was also instrumental in their title triumph in 2016.


Fast Facts

  • Fastest century on Test debut
  • India’s highest scorer in the 2015 World Cup with 412 runs in 8 games
  • Fastest Indian to 2,000 and 3,000 ODI runs
  • Player of the Tournament in the 2004 U-19 World Cup
  • Highest run scorer for India in Champions Trophy history

 


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 26 43 1822 1 43.38 65.44 6 3 190
ODI 88 87 3770 4 45.42 92.53 11 21 137
T20 23 23 439 2 20.90 115.83 0 2 60
IPL 127 126 3561 17 32.66 121.86 0 28 95*
CLT20 7 7 222 0 31.71 120.65 0 0 48
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 26 5 54 18 0 0/0 / - 2.00 0 0 0 0
IPL 127 6 48 66 4 1/7 / 16.50 8.25 0 0 0 1
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 22 0 1
ODI 40 0 3
T20 5 0 1
IPL 51 0 3
CLT20 4 0 1
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
IPL 10 4 6 0 0 40
CLT20 3 1 2 0 0 33.33

Career

Span:
Test:
2013-2017
 
ODI:
2010-2017
 
T20:
2011-2017
 
IPL:
2008-2017
 
CLT20:
2010-2013
Test
Debut:
India Vs Australia at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali - Mar 14, 2013
Last played:
India Vs Sri Lanka at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy - Aug 12, 2017
ODI
Debut:
India Vs Australia at ACA-VDCA Stadium, Visakhapatnam - Oct 20, 2010
Last played:
India Vs Sri Lanka at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy - Aug 24, 2017
T20
Debut:
India Vs West Indies at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad - Jun 04, 2011
Last played:
India Vs West Indies at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica - Jul 09, 2017
IPL
Debut:
Delhi Vs Rajasthan at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Apr 19, 2008
Last played:
Hyderabad Vs Kolkata at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru - May 17, 2017
CLT20
Debut:
Mumbai Vs Highveld Lions at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Sep 10, 2010
Last played:
Hyderabad Vs Titans at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi - Sep 28, 2013
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