Gautam Gambhir

Left Handed Batsman
Born:
October 14, 1981 ,Delhi
Current age:
32 years 0 months
Major teams:
India ,Kolkata Knight Riders
Nickname:
Playing role:
Batsman
Test Debut:
November 3, 2004 v Australia
ODI Debut:
April 11, 2003 v Bangladesh
T20 Debut:
September 13, 2007 v Scotland

Batting Statistics

 MATINNSRUNSNOHSAVGSR100s50s
Tests561004046520642.5851.34921
ODIs147143523811150*39.6885.251134
T20I373693227527.41119.0207
WC9939309743.6685.0604
IPL1041032806109330.17125.38023

Bowling Statistics

 MATWKTSRUNSAVGSRBESTECON5w
Tests5604---2.000
ODIs147013---13.000
T20I37-------
WC9-------
IPL104-------

Gautam Gambhir News

Focus on Narine as KKR start favourites against Hurricanes
Kolkata Knight Riders begin firm favourites in the first semi-final against Hobart Hurricanes on Wednesday.
gocricket.com|01 Oct 2014, 05:10
Uthappa, Pandey help KKR extend winning streak
Kolkata Knight Riders remained unbeaten in the Champions League T20 as they beat Dolphins by 36 runs in their last Group A game at Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Monday.
gocricket.com|29 Sep 2014, 11:10
Buoyant KKR look to extend winning streak
Dolphins are already out of the tournament and their zeal to fight will decide the outcome of this match.
gocricket.com|28 Sep 2014, 06:01
Suryakumar settles in as finisher
Suryakumar Yadav is delighted after guiding Kolkata Knight Riders to the semifinal of the 2014 Champions League Twenty20.
gocricket.com|25 Sep 2014, 09:27
Gambhir: Suryakumar has a great future
Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir has predicted a great future for Suryakumar Yadav.
PTI|25 Sep 2014, 08:11
KKR extend winning streak to 12 matches, book semis spot
Kolkata Knight Riders extended their winning streak in T20s to 12 matches defeating Perth Scorchers by three wickets
gocricket.com|24 Sep 2014, 07:05
KKR aim to extend winning streak
The IPL champions have gone 11 matches without a loss and will hope to extend their dominance against Big Bash winners Perth Scorchers.
gocricket.com|23 Sep 2014, 08:33
Akram credits Gambhir's leadership for KKR success
Akram reckons Gambhir has been in good form and is one of the best captains in this edition of the CLT20.
PTI|23 Sep 2014, 06:24
Ten Doeschate: Gambhir is a very good captain
KKR's Ryan ten Doeschate has lauded skipper Gautam Gambhir for his poise and he believes that the IPL champions have a realistic chance of making the semi-finals of the ongoing CLT20.
PTI|22 Sep 2014, 02:04

Gautam Gambhir Bio

Fieriness and aggression are the two most important characteristics in an attacking opener. Gautam Gambhir has these two factors in abundance and this has served him well during his time in international cricket.

Having been a consistent run-scorer in domestic circuit at the start of the new millennium, Gambhir's first innings in international cricket was stop-start to say the least. He was unable to establish himself in the Test and ODI squad and drifted out of the team.

Following India's first-round exit in the 2007 World Cup, Gambhir was selected in the team for the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 in South Africa. In the final against Pakistan, he hit a match-winning 75 to help India win the title in a closely fought match. The period from 2008-2010 was a watershed in Gambhir's career. He excelled in all formats and along with his Delhi mate, Virender Sehwag, formed a lethal opening partnership.

In 2008, Gambhir stroked 1134 runs in Tests at an average of 70.87 while in ODIs, he smashed 1119 runs at a whopping average of 90.53. The highlights in the year was a brilliant 206 against Australia in Delhi while in ODIs, he scored 440 runs at an average of 55 in the CB Series featuring Australia and Sri Lanka. From December 2008 to January 2009, Gambhir scored five centuries in five Tests, making him the fourth player to achieve this feat.

His exploits led him to be the ICC Player of the Year in 2009. His good form continued and in the 2011 World Cup, Gambhir played an important knock at a vital time. In the final against Sri Lanka, he scored 97 and helped India win the World Cup after 28 years. In 2012, Gambhir was pivotal to Kolkata Knight Riders winning the IPL for the first time.

Following the highs, Gambhir's form slid away drastically in the tours to England and Australia. Having endured a tough time in the series against England, Gambhir was dropped from the team and despite scoring two fifties and a century so far in the Ranji Trophy, Gambhir was not selected for the tour to South Africa.
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