Shikhar Dhawan

Left Handed Batsman
December 5, 1985 ,Delhi
Current age:
28 years 10 months
Major teams:
India ,Sunrisers Hyderabad
Playing role:
Test Debut:
March 14, 2013 v Australia
ODI Debut:
October 20, 2010 v Australia
T20 Debut:
June 4, 2011 v West Indies

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Shikhar Dhawan News

Chance for Sehwag to make India recall: reports
Selectors are looking at Virender Sehwag as third opener for the Test series down under.
TNN|21 Oct 2014, 09:42
Rahane aims for consistency
Ajinkya Rahane scored a stroke-filled half century and was looking good for a hundred until his dismissal for 68 in the fourth ODIagainst the West Indies in Dharamsala on Friday.
19 Oct 2014, 07:20
India pick up the bones as WI head towards uncertainty
The Indian batsmen made the most of a shaken West Indies side, who clearly seemed affected on the field due to their off-field happenings.
18 Oct 2014, 08:47
Shikhar Dhawan: India not worried by one defeat in Kochi
According to the left-handed India batsman, the squad is a happy bunch and had a high morale.|10 Oct 2014, 04:14
Dhoni: Rahane run-out derailed India's chase
Dhoni said after the wicket of Rahane India were not able to stitch together a decent partnership and kept losing wickets.|09 Oct 2014, 01:01
Samuels special hands India 124-run drubbing
The Indian innings ended with nine overs remaining, suffering their fourth heaviest defeat in an ODI at home.|08 Oct 2014, 01:51
Favourites India aim to gain more than just a win
Facing a West Indies side sans Sunil Narine and Chris Gayle, India are favourites but they will like to gain a lot more from the game than just a positive result.|07 Oct 2014, 08:35
India aim sole No.1 spot in ICC ODI rankings
India have a chance to become the sole number one team, a position currently shared with South Africa, in the ICC ODI rankings if they blank West Indies 5-0 in the series starting October 8.
PTI|05 Oct 2014, 04:25
No major surprises expected at selection meeting
The national selection committee headed by Sandeep Patil will on Saturday announce the 15-member Indian team for the upcoming ODI series against the West Indies.
PTI|03 Oct 2014, 08:37

Shikhar Dhawan Bio

From the time he finished the leading run-getter at the 2004 Under-19 World Cup, many prophesied that Delhi-born Shikhar Dhawan would come good for India in the years to come. However, it didn't prove to be so easy for him largely because India's much-vaunted batting order featured Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Virender Sehwag and Sourav Ganguly, and it was next to impossible to break into that team.

Yet Despite no opening in sight, Dhawan did not lose heart and kept scoring consistently in domestic cricket and his patience paid off in October 2010 when he was called up for three ODIs against Australia. As luck would have it, two games were abandoned due to rain and in the second match he made a nightmare of a debut, scoring a duck.

Dhawan's next chance came in 2011 in the West Indies where failed to impress in the four ODIs he played with scores of 51, 3, 4 and 11. After that many wrote him off, saying he didn't have the necessary fight to make it in international cricket. However, consistent performances at the domestic level helped him keep his place in India's second tier of players. All he needed was the rub of the green and that came during the 2013 Test series against Australia after an out-of-form Sehwag was axed ahead of the third Test. Handed a debut in Mohali, Dhawan stroked his way to 187 off 174 balls, in the process becoming the quickest Test debutant to a hundred – off just 85 deliveries.

Dhawan, proficient at cutting the ball hard on both sides of the wicket, hasn't looked back since then. In the ICC Champions Trophy in June 2013, he scored two tons to lead India to the trophy. The handlebar-moustached Dhawan is at present one of India's key players, and the sky seems to be the limit for him. It took some time, but Dhawan appears to be back where he belongs.
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