Shikhar Dhawan

Player Bio

Born 5 December 1985 India
Age 33 Years, 11 Months, 14 Days
Batting Side Left Handed
Bowling Side Off break
Teams India, India A, India B, India Blue, Indian Board Presidents XI, India Green, India Red, India Seniors, North Zone, Rest of India, Delhi Capitals, Mumbai Indians, Deccan Chargers, India Under-19, Delhi, Mumbai A, Sunrisers Hyderabad

Batting & Fielding Performance

M
I
N/O
R
HS
100S
50S
4S
6S
AVG
S/R
CT
ST
Test
34
58
1
2315
190
7
5
316
12
40.61
66.94
28
0
ODI
133
131
7
5518
143
17
27
688
67
44.50
94.01
62
0
T20
58
57
3
1504
92
0
9
166
46
27.85
128.21
18
0
IPL
197
196
23
5681
97
0
44
655
120
32.83
122.46
86
0

Bowling Performance

I
O
M
R
W
Best
5W
AVG
E/R
S/R
Test
5
9
34
18
0
0/0
0
-
2.00
-
ODI
-
-
133
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
T20
-
-
58
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
IPL
6
8
197
66
4
1/7
0
16.50
8.25
12.00

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.

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Cricket World Cup 2019 POINTS TABLE

Team
P
W
D
L
PTS
9
7
1
1
15
9
7
0
2
14
9
6
0
3
12
9
5
1
3
11
9
5
1
3
11
9
3
2
4
8
9
3
1
5
7
9
3
1
5
7
9
2
1
6
5
9
0
0
9
0

Shikhar Dhawan News

Shikhar Dhawan out for duck as Delhi stunned by Jammu and Kashmir in Mushtaq Ali T20

Shikhar Dhawan failed to score in his first game of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy as Delhi suffered an shock eight-wicket defeat at the hands of Jammu and Kashmir for their first loss of the tournament.

Shikhar Dhawan looks to make Test comeback through Ranji Trophy

Shikhar Dhawan has not had a big score to his name ever since he came back from a thumb injury that ruled him out of the World Cup in the middle of the showpiece event.

Lesson to Shikhar Dhawan from the loss: In T20s, tortoise don’t win

Shikhar Dhawan’s struggle in the Powerplay and his failure to convert starts is hurting India’s top-order.

Questions will be raised if Shikhar Dhawan fails to perform against Bangladesh: Sunil Gavaskar

Since returning to the international circuit, Shikhar Dhawan has so far featured in six T20Is and has accumulated 144 runs, while batting at an average of 24. He has a strike rate of 124.02 in the shortest format of the game.

19-year-old Keshav Dabas stuns Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan during nets at Feroz Shah Kotla

Ahead of the first T20I against Bangladesh in New Delhi, 19-year-old Keshav Dabas stunned India's premier batsmen by his ferocious deliveries.