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Shikhar Dhawan makes his ODI, T20, and Test debuts.

by Navyatha Sandiri
Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan is one of 15 players nominated to the India squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, which will be held in England and Wales. Shikhar Dhawan had played 128 ODI matches before the 2019 World Cup, having made his one-day international debut on October 20, 2010. He scored 5355 runs in 127 innings, facing 5709 balls at an average of 44.63 and a strike rate of 93.8, with an average of 44.63 and a strike rate of 93.8. In seven of those innings, he went undefeated. In an innings, he had the highest score of 143. He was credited with 16 centuries and 27 half-centuries.

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Shikhar Dhawan, a left-handed opening batsman, made his first-class debut for Delhi in November 2004 after playing for the Indian Under-17 and Under-19 teams. Dhawan played for India in the 2004 U-19 World Cup, when he was the tournament’s best run-scorer. He was crowned Player of the Tournament after scoring 505 runs in seven innings at an average of 84.16, including three centuries and a fifty. In November 2004, Dhawan made his first-class debut for Delhi against Andhra Pradesh.

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Career in One-Day Internationals

Shikhar Dhawan made his One Day International (ODI) debut against Australia on October 20, 2010, at the Dr. Y S Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam. However, he was removed temporarily in that match because of the duck. He was recruited into the Indian squad again for India’s tour of the Windies in 2011 after India’s regular openers were injured and Sachin Tendulkar was rested following the 2011 ICC World Cup.

The ICC Champions Trophy 2013 was a huge opportunity for Dhawan, and he seized it with both hands, securing his position on the national side. Dhawan was selected player of the tournament after scoring 363 runs in five matches at an average of 90.75 and a strike rate of over 100. In 123 matches, he has scored 5,178 runs at an average of 45.03, with 15 centuries and 27 fifties and a strike rate of 93.48.

A career in the Indian Premier League

On April 19, 2008, Dhawan made his IPL debut for Delhi Daredevils against Rajasthan Royals at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, when he scored a match-winning 52 runs off 41 balls. He was dealt with by Mumbai Indians in exchange for Ashish Nehra in the second season of the IPL. He played for the Mumbai Indians in the IPL’s second and third seasons.

Deccan Chargers (now Sunrisers Hyderabad) got him for $300,000 in the fourth round. He became a vital component of the Hyderabad franchise in 2013 and was repurchased for Rs 6.5 crore using the Right to Match (RTM) card. He played for the Mumbai Indians in the IPL’s second and third seasons. Dhawan has 4,579 runs at an average of 33.42 and a strike rate of 124.80 in the 159 matches he has played in the various seasons of the IPL. Dhawan has a total of 37 fifties to his name.

Career in Twenty20 Internationals

On June 4, 2011, Dhawan made his T20 International debut against the Windies at Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain. He has scored 1,296 runs at an average of 28.8 in 49 matches, with nine fifties and a strike rate of 132.24.

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Test Career

On March 14, 2013, Shikhar Dhawan made his Test debut against Australia at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali. He broke Gundappa Viswanath’s long-held record of 137 runs against the same opponents at Kanpur in 1969 by scoring the fastest century ever on Test debut, off 85 balls. Later in his Test career, though, he struggled to score overseas and was dropped from the Test squad. He has 2,315 runs at an average of 40.61 in 34 matches, including seven centuries and five fifties, with the highest individual score of 190 runs “as read and reported by www.business-standard.com”.

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