Picture of Shikhar Dhawan

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:
ICC Rank:
Home country:
December 05, 1985, Delhi


Shikhar Dhawan is just one of many promising Indian youngsters who have a lot to offer. He first came in the limelight thanks to a good showing in the Indian T20 League and then, a sensational Test debut against Australia has more often that not, cemented his place as a regular opener for many years to come. The southpaw, who was initially touted as big-stage performer for long, was finally given the chance to prove his credentials when he was selected for the 2010 India-Australia ODI series.

The dashing batsman's talent first came to the fore in a stellar 2004 Under-19 WC campaign in which he scored 505 runs at an astonishing average of 84.16, including three stunning centuries. He went on to have a brilliant 2004-05 debut season with Delhi and has continued to remain one of the capital's most consistent performers over the years.

Gobbled up by Delhi in the inaugural edition of the Indian T20 League, Dhawan shifted allegiance to Mumbai in the following season where the backing of a larger franchise seemed to have benefited him. In 2011, he was bought by Hyderabad and has been a regular for them since then. His flamboyance combined with his brilliant fielding skills have won him many plaudits.

Dhawan has a very aggressive approach while batting and one of his trademark shots is undoubtedly be the audacious, walking cover-drive. He scored a breath-taking 187 on Test debut against Australia in early 2013. He ensured that it was not a one-off, as he ended 2013 with an average in excess of 50 in both Tests and ODIs.

After the Australia series, Dhawan performed exceptionally well for his franchise (Hyderabad) in the sixth edition of Indian T20 league. He averaged as high as 38.87 and had a strike rate of 122.92. Seeing his form throughout the year, he will most certainly look to impress the national selectors for the national T20 side after he was dropped for the final two matches of World T20 due to poor form. Also, being the captain of his franchise who retained him for the seventh season of Indian T20 League, he would like to lead from the front which would in turn, benefit himself.

Fast Facts

  • Shikhar Dhawan was the highest run-getter in the 2004 Under-19 WC and was also the ‘Player of the Tournament’.
  • He was Delhi's leading scorer in the 2004-05 Ranji season.
  • Dhawan also led the Delhi run-charts in the 2009-10 'Vijay Hazare' one-day domestic tournament.
  • Shikhar Dhawan holds the record for the fastest century by a debutant in Test cricket.



  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 7 11 534 0 48.54 69.26 2 1 187
ODI 39 38 1504 2 41.77 89.52 5 7 119
T20 5 5 68 0 13.60 101.49 0 0 32
IPL 68 67 1851 10 32.47 122.42 0 16 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 7 1 6 3 0 0/3 / - 3.00 0 0 0 0
IPL 68 6 48 66 4 1/7 / 16.50 8.25 0 0 0 1
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 3 0 0
ODI 14 0 2
T20 1 0 0
IPL 28 0 2
CLT20 4 0 1
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
CLT20 3 1 2 0 0 33.33


India Vs Australia at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali - Mar 14, 2013
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India Vs New Zealand at Basin Reserve, Wellington - Feb 14, 2014
India Vs Australia at ACA-VDCA Stadium, Visakhapatnam - Oct 20, 2010
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India Vs Afghanistan at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur - Mar 05, 2014
India Vs West Indies at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad - Jun 04, 2011
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India Vs Bangladesh at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur - Mar 28, 2014
Delhi Vs Rajasthan at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Apr 19, 2008
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Hyderabad Vs Rajasthan at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - May 22, 2013
Mumbai Vs Highveld Lions at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Sep 10, 2010
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Hyderabad Vs Titans at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi - Sep 28, 2013