Shikhar Dhawan

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World T20, 2nd Semi-Final

India vs West Indies

at Mumbai, Mar 31, 2016
West Indies 196/3 beat India 192/2 by 7 wickets

Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar DhawanShikhar Dhawan (born 5 December 1985, in Delhi) is an Indian international cricketer. He is a left-handed opening batsman and occasional right-arm offbreak bowler. He made his first-class debut for Delhi in November 2004. He plays for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in Indian Premier League. He made his international debut against Australia in October 2010 at Visakhapatnam. He made his Test debut against the same opposition in March 2013 at Mohali and scored the fastest century by any batsman on Test debut (187 runs off 174 balls). Dhawan played for India in the 2004 U-19 Cricket World Cup where he was the leading run scorer. His total of 505 runs from seven innings is a record for a single U-19 World Cup. He made his runs at an average of 84.16 with three centuries and was named the Player of the Tournament. His successful run continued when he made his Ranji debut for Delhi in 2004–05, finishing as the team's leading run-getter with 461 runs. He had been a consistent performer for his state side since, as his average of nearly 45 indicates. He played a pivotal role in his team's Ranji title win in 2007–08, scoring 570 runs in eight games. He made his ODI debut against Australia in Visakhapatnam in October 2010 after several senior players were rested. He opened the innings in the run-chase. He did not score from the first ball and was bowled off the next by Clint McKay. He made his T-20I debut against West Indies in June 2011 tour at Queen's Park Oval, under captaincy of Suresh Raina and opened along with debutant wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel in which he scored 5 of 11 deliveries faced before being caught behind to keeper Andre Fletcher off captain Darren Sammy. In the first ODI of the tour, with India needing 215 to win, he scored a 51 of 76 balls (3 fours, 1 six) before being held at the deep-mid wicket by Lendl Simmons of leg-spinner Anthony Martin. It was his maiden ODI fifty. India eventually won the match by 4 wickets with 31 balls to spare with the help of Rohit Sharma's contribution. He had scores of 3 & 4 in the next two games. He made his Test debut against Australia on 14th March 2013 replacing out of form Virender Sehwag. He received the cap from Sachin Tendulkar. On the third day, he scored the fastest century on Test debut, off 85 balls and broke the long-held record of highest score by an Indian debutant held by Gundappa Viswanath (137 vs Australia at Kanpur).

Full name Shikhar Dhawan
Born 5 December 1985, Delhi, India
Major teams India, Deccan Chargers, Delhi, Delhi Daredevils, Delhi Under-16s, India A, Mumbai Indians, Sunrisers Hyderabad
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling Style Right-arm offbreak

 Career statistics
Test debut  India v Australia at Mohali, Mar 14-18, 2013
ODI debut  India v Australia at Visakhapatnam, Oct 20, 2010
T20I debut  West Indies v India at Port of Spain, Jun 4, 2011
First-class debut  Delhi v Andhra at Delhi, Nov 16-19, 2004
List A debut  Delhi v Jammu & Kashmir at Dharamsala, Jan 9, 2005
Twenty20 debut  Delhi v Himachal Pradesh at Delhi, Apr 3, 2007

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.