Gautam Gambhir

Left Handed Batsman
Born:
October 14, 1981 ,Delhi
Current age:
32 years 11 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

KKR overcome late wickets to beat Lions
In an encounter billed as India vs Pakistan, Kolkata Knight Riders edged clumsy Lahore Lions by four wickets in the Champions League T20 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Sunday.
gocricket.com|21 Sep 2014, 11:25
KKR vs Lahore Lions rekindle Indo-Pak rivalry
The clash between Lahore Lions and Kolkata Knight Riders promises to be as electrifying as contests between India and Pakistan
gocricket.com|20 Sep 2014, 09:36
Hafeez: We want to play well and get crowd support
Hafeez said his teammates were keen to put their best foot forward when they would take on a formidable KKR.
PTI|20 Sep 2014, 06:22
Gambhir: Russell, ten Doeschate were unbelievable
While Russell smashed a breathtaking 58 off 22 balls, ten Doeschate struck a fine unbeaten 51 to guide KKR to a seven-wicket win over CSK in their first Group A match.
PTI|18 Sep 2014, 10:09
Russell, Ten Doeschate script thrilling win for KKR
Russell blasted 58 off 22 balls with the help of four boundaries and five sixes to seal the game for KKR.
gocricket.com|17 Sep 2014, 07:23
Head to head: CSK v KKR
Chennai Super Kings have a 9:5 record over current IPL holders Kolkata Knight riders.
gocricket.com|16 Sep 2014, 07:22
IPL rivals CSK, KKR clash in main CLT20 opener
Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings will play the opening match of the 2014 Champions League T20
gocricket.com|16 Sep 2014, 07:15
CLT20 captains search for the ultimate prize
Twelve teams will be eyeing a $6 million purse of the Champions League T20 to be held from September 13 to October 4.
gocricket.com|15 Sep 2014, 12:58
KKR keen on good CLT20 showing
Reigning IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders are looking to justify their "reputation" with a good showing in the sixth edition of the CLT20.
PTI|15 Sep 2014, 07:18

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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