- 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.