Shikhar Dhawan - A Literal Game Changer

Shikhar Dhawan came into the limelight after an unpredictable run in the Under 19 World Cup of 2014. There, this stupendous batsman scored a total of 505 runs with three straight centuries. As a left-handed opening batsman, Shikhar has been consistent for a lengthy period in the Delhi-line up with Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir. Cricket experts have regarded him as an asset for having the capability to play and dig for massive run-scoring innings.

Shikhar Dhawan Personal Details:

Name Shikhar Dhawan
Date of Birth 5 December 1985
Birthplace Delhi, India
Height 5 ft 9 Inches
Playing Role Left Handed Batsman
ICC Rankings- ODI - 16
T20 - 24
Batting (Runs Scored)
ODIs 5688
Tests 2315
T20 1588

Shikhar Dhawan - International Career:

Shikhar Dhawan’s international career has spanned over ten years now. Making his debut in a Test series against Australia in 2013, he scored the fastest century ever in a debut in just 85 balls and a staggering 187 runs. He also scored a massive 363 runs in the ICC Champions Trophy in the same year in just five games, scoring two centuries. He was also one of the top run-scorers in the 2015 World Cup, ending his run in the tournament with 412 runs.

Although the capability of Shikhar Dhawan’s left-side games is deemed to be scratchy and hurried, it is in striking contrast with his off-side playing. He has been regarded by many experts as a wild card for teams, with the ability to come through when the team requires it.

Shikhar Dhawan Career Stats:

Shikhar Dhawan Batting Stats

Format Matches Innings Runs Highest score Average Strike Rate 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 34 58 2315 190 40.61 66.95 7 0 5 316 12
ODI 136 133 5688 143 45.14 94.02 17 0 29 710 69
T20I 60 59 1588 92 28.36 128.27 0 0 10 175 47
IPL 159 158 4578 97 33.17 124.78 0 0 37 524 96

Shikhar Dhawan Bowling Stats

Format Matches Innings Balls Bowled Runs Wkts BBM Econ Avg Strike Rate 5W 10W
Format Matches Innings Balls Bowled Runs Wkts BBM Econ Avg Strike Rate 5W 10W
Test 34 5 54 18 0 0/0 2 0 0 0 0
ODI 136 - - - - - - - - - -
T20I 60 - - - - - - - - - -
IPL 159 6 48 66 4 1/7 8.25 16.5 12 0 0

Shikhar Dhawan’s IPL Journey:

The Indian Premier League has been very beneficial for the career of this game-changer. Dhawan got his first IPL break in the year 2008 when he was picked by the Delhi Daredevils, now named the Delhi Capitals. He was given the crucial spot of number 3 and has recorded the third-highest run score with 340 runs in just 14 matches. He was traded to Mumbai Indians the next year, and then to Deccan Chargers in 2011. Playing for the Deccan Chargers brought a significant change in Shikhar Dhawan’s career, helping him get back into his form again after two dismal seasons of IPL with the Mumbai Indians.

He also played for the Sunrisers Hyderabad for two subsequent seasons of the IPL but has returned to his home team, the Delhi Capitals, after 11 years.

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