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Shikhar Dhawan

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Shikhar Dhawan is an Indian international cricketer. An opening left-handed batsman, he played for the Indian Under-17 and Under-19 teams before making his first-class debut for Delhi in November 2004. Dhawan represented India in the 2004 U-19 World Cup and emerged as the leading run-scorer of the tournament. He scored a record 505 runs in seven innings at an average of 84.16, including three centuries and a fifty, and was named Player of the Tournament. Dhawan made his first-class debut for Delhi against Andhra Pradesh in November 2004. In April 2019, he was named in India's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
 
ODI career
 
Shikhar Dhawan made his One Day International (ODI) debut against Australia at Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam on October 20, 2010. However, he was dismissed for a duck in that match. During India’s tour of Windies in 2011, he was again drafted into the Indian squad as India’s regular openers were injured and Sachin Tendulkar was rested after the 2011 ICC World Cup. For Dhawan, ICC Champions Trophy 2013 came as a big opportunity and he grabbed it with both hands, cementing his place in the national team. Dhawan scored 363 runs from 5 matches at an average of 90.75 and a strike rate of over 100 and was named the player of the tournament. He has so far scored a total of 5,178 runs in the 123 matches he has played at an average of 45.03, with 15 centuries and 27 fifties and a strike rate of 93.48.
 
IPL career
 
Dhawan started his Indian Premier League career with Delhi Daredevils against Rajasthan Royals at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium on April 19, 2008, and scored match-winning 52 runs off 41 balls in that match. In the second season of IPL, he was traded to Mumbai Indians in exchange for Ashish Nehra. He played for Mumbai Indians in the second and third seasons of the IPL. In the fourth, Deccan Charges (now Sunrisers Hyderabad) bought him for $300,000. From 2013, he became an integral part of the Hyderabad franchise and was bought again using the Right to match (RTM) card for Rs 6.5 crore. Before IPL auction 2019, however, he was traded to Delhi Capitals. In the 153 matches Dhawan has played in the various editions of IPL, he has scored 4,405 runs at an average of 32.62 and a strike rate of 124.08.
 
T20I career
 
Dhawan made his T20 International debut against Windies at Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain on June 4, 2011. In 49 matches played so far, he has scored 1,296 runs at an average of 28.8, with nine fifties and a strike rate of 132.24.
 
Test career
 
Shikhar Dhawan made his Test debut against Australia at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali on March 14, 2013. He scored the fastest century ever on Test debut, off 85 balls, breaking the long-held record of Gundappa Viswanath, who had scored 137 runs against the same opposition at Kanpur in 1969. However, later in his Test career, he struggled to score overseas and lost his place in the Test squad. In the 34 matches, he has scored 2,315 runs at an average of 40.61, with seven centuries and five fifties with the highest individual score of 190 runs.

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