Detail of action: Shikhar Dhawan, left-hand opening batsman of Indian team


Detail of action Shikhar Dhawan, left-hand opening batsman of Indian team

  • Age: 29
  • Height: 6′
  • Job: Left-handed opening batsman and occasional right-arm off break bowlerr
  • Debut: Indian vs Australia at Visakhapatnam, 2010
  • Matches: 53
  • Runs: 2095
  • Average: 42.75
  • Strike rate: 89.56
  • Fifties: 11
  • Hundreds: 6

Attitude: Much like his senior Delhi mate Virender Sehwag, Dhawan doesn’t believe in biding his time at the crease. It’s either him or the bowler.

Capability: Poor defending skills is a big worry. Doesn’t handle the short stuff particularly well. Loves to crack it through the off side.

What it takes: An attractive stroke-player who scores briskly to break open the game. More of a boundary hitter than a nurdler.

Jersey number: 25, has stuck to the number since 2010.

His importance: Does have a sense of occasion. Emerged as the highest-run getter in the 2013 Champions Trophy in England which Indian won. Can get the team off to a flyer with his aggressive style of play.



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