Gautam Gambhir

Left Handed Batsman
Born:
October 14, 1981 ,Delhi
Current age:
33 years 1 months
Major teams:
India ,Kolkata Knight Riders
Nickname:
Gauti
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

Vijay Hazare: Jaffer special sends Delhi crashing out
A wonderful spell of 7-0-25-3 from Shardul Thakur and an unbeaten 83 from Wasim Jaffer helped Mumbai defeat Delhi by six wickets.
gocricket.com|19 Nov 2014, 15:11
Sehwag, Gambhir tell North Zone selection committee not to consider them
The celebrated opening duo stayed away from selection in the 15-member North Zone squad for the Deodhar Trophy.
PTI|18 Nov 2014, 20:11
Star-studded Delhi await in-form Mumbai
Mumbai topped the West Zone group despite some close finishes while Delhi finished second in the North Zone group after losing two out of the first three games.
gocricket.com|18 Nov 2014, 16:11
Delhi, Punjab enter Vijay Hazare knockouts
Tokas picked up a four-wicket haul to help the Gautam Gambhir-led side edge past Services by three wickets.
PTI|14 Nov 2014, 22:11
Vijay Hazare: Himachal down Delhi by 14 runs
Defending a total of 244, Himachal bowled Delhi out for 230 despite Milind Kumar's spirited 69.
gocricket.com|10 Nov 2014, 17:11
Fading Virender Sehwag's Australia chances shut
Sehwag's last lifeline, which was apparently the Vijay Hazare Trophy, has also deprived him of a notable score.
gocricket.com|08 Nov 2014, 22:11
Jaded Sri Lanka under pressure to stay alive
The Indians have scored three centuries and two fifties; Sri Lanka have managed two fifties. India have thrived in familiar conditions, Sri Lanka have struggled.
gocricket.com|08 Nov 2014, 20:11
Bhatia powers Delhi to four-wicket win over Punjab
Rajat Bhatia's unbeaten half-century and his crucial 51-run stand with Punit Bisht proved to be the difference between the two sides.
gocricket.com|08 Nov 2014, 18:11
I may not play for India again, but it's a goal: Yuvraj Singh
Dropped from the ODI team after a poor tour of South Africa in December 2013, Yuvraj last played for India in the ICC World Twenty20 in April.
gocricket.com|29 Oct 2014, 12:10

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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