Gautam Gambhir

Left Handed Batsman
Born:
October 14, 1981 ,Delhi
Current age:
32 years 9 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
Tests54964021520644.1851.55921
ODIs147143523811150*39.6885.251134
T20I373693227527.41119.0207
WC9939309743.6685.0604
IPL1041032806109330.17125.38023

Bowling Statistics

 MATWKTSRUNSAVGSRBESTECON5w
Tests5404---2.000
ODIs147013---13.000
T20I37-------
WC9-------
IPL104-------

Gautam Gambhir News

KKR to take on CSK in first match of 2014 CLT20
KKR will take on CSK in the opening game of the 2014 Champions League T20.
gocricket.com|24 Jul 2014, 01:28
Murali Vijay slowly emerging India's anchor
On a tour where the expected names have failed to rise, Murali Vijay has taken it upon himself to showcase the resolve the Indian middle order has so far lacked.
gocricket.com|22 Jul 2014, 08:43
Boycott exclusive: Chance for Indian youngsters to cement their place
In his first column for gocricket.com, Geoffrey Boycott says he has high expectations from young Indian batsmen.
gocricket.com|09 Jul 2014, 08:15
Gautam Gambhir needs to do a Dravid of 2011
Gambhir returns to the place where his slide began, trying to nail down a place should Shikhar Dhawan or Murali Vijay fail to get going.
gocricket.com|02 Jul 2014, 12:54
Azharuddin threads India's connection with Derbyshire
Across two seasons in the early 1990s, Azharuddin played 31 first-class matches for Derbyshire from which he totalled 2728 runs at an average of 54.56.
gocricket.com|02 Jul 2014, 11:03
Warm-up: Dhawan and Co. bat indoors as Day 2 washed out
Incessant rain washed out day two of a three-day warm-up between Leicestershire and the Indians at Grace Road on Friday.
gocricket.com|27 Jun 2014, 04:09
Dhawan injury mars batsmen's day at Leicester
Ajinkya Rahane (47*) and Rohit Sharma (43*) are unbeaten at the crease at stumps on Day 1 of the warm-up tie against Leicester.
gocricket.com|26 Jun 2014, 10:35
Dhawan injury scare on day one at Leicester
Test opener Shikhar Dhawan retired hurt for 60 after being hit by a short ball from left-arm seamer Atif Sheikh.
AFP|26 Jun 2014, 09:09
Plenty of questions for Dhoni to ponder in England
The management must get the right answers to achieve the objective of tasting an elusive overseas Test win.
gocricket.com|23 Jun 2014, 04:32

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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