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Dinesh Karthik

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
-
Played for:
India, India A, India Blue, India Emerging Team, Indian Inv XI, India Red, Rest of India, South Zone, Punjab, Delhi, Mumbai, India Under-19, Tamil Nadu
Roles played:
WicketKeeper
Home country:
India
Born:
June 01, 1985, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Profile

MS Dhoni’s gain, it can be debated, was Dinesh Karthik’s loss. As a wicket-keeper batsman looking to be India’s reply to Gilchrist, Karthik had all the ingredients to be a reliable hand in both departments. With the willow, his technical nuance was evident.

Proof of his underlined batting prowess is found in the fact that, even after Dhoni cementing his place as skipper-keeper, Karthik has been recalled as a specialist batsman alone. His batting ability stood the test of challenging pitches in England in 2007 where, as an opener, he recorded fifties in each of the three Tests to aid India in a historic series victory.

Beyond 2007, Dhoni’s rapid success soon sidelined Karthik.But for his lapse in concentration, the Chennai-born keeper would have made greater waves. As time progressed, selectors looked to hone Karthik’s batting abilities alone and fit him in the interim as a specialist batsman, aside from being Dhoni’s stand-in behind the sticks. Still, his role was limited to playing second fiddle and continuous stop-starts stunted his progress on a personal front, while, along with Parthiv Patel, he became proof of India’s embarrassment of riches in talent behind the stumps. He was picked up by Mumbai for the 5th edition of the Indian T20 league as a specialist wicket-keeper but sent shockwaves in the cricketing world when he was grabbed for a whopping 12.5 crores by the Delhi franchise for the 7th edition of the Indian T20 League.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 23 37 1000 1 27.77 50.00 1 7 129
ODI 71 60 1313 13 27.93 73.22 0 7 79
T20 9 8 100 2 16.66 113.63 0 0 31*
IPL 94 83 1797 12 25.30 124.27 0 7 86
CLT20 13 12 278 3 30.88 131.13 0 2 74
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 51 5 2
ODI 49 7 2
T20 5 2 1
IPL 49 17 8
CLT20 3 2 0
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
IPL 5 2 3 0 0 40

Career

Span:
Test:
2004-2010
 
ODI:
2004-2014
 
T20:
2006-2010
 
IPL:
2008-2014
 
CLT20:
2009-2013
Test
Debut:
India Vs Australia at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai (Bombay) - Nov 03, 2004
Last played:
India Vs Bangladesh at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong - Jan 17, 2010
ODI
Debut:
India Vs England at Lord's, London - Sep 05, 2004
Last played:
India Vs Afghanistan at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur - Mar 05, 2014
T20
Debut:
India Vs South Africa at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Dec 01, 2006
Last played:
India Vs Sri Lanka at Beausejour Cricket Ground, St Lucia - May 11, 2010
IPL
Debut:
Delhi Vs Rajasthan at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Apr 19, 2008
Last played:
Delhi Vs Kolkata at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai - Apr 19, 2014
CLT20
Debut:
Delhi Vs Victoria at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Oct 09, 2009
Last played:
Mumbai Vs Rajasthan at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Oct 06, 2013
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