Ultimate XI T20 Openers: Shikhar Dhawan

By July 31, 2020
Shikhar Dhawan Shikhar Dhawan

Long before making his debut for India as a 27-year-old for India, Shikhar Dhawan had displayed serious talent as a T20 batsman. His stylish stroke-making was always something that could take a game away from an opposition and with a strike rate of 123, that threat must be taken seriously. While he is yet to convert any of his starts into hundreds, the 54 half-centuries he has accumulated tell the tale of a consistent performer.

 

Career Statistics (2007-present)

Full name: Shikhar Dhawan

Born: December 5, 1985, Delhi (34)

Major teams India, Deccan Chargers, Delhi, Delhi Capitals, Delhi Daredevils, Delhi Under-16s, India A, India B, India Blue, India Emerging Players, India Green, India Masters, India Red, India Seniors, India Under-19s, Indian Board President's XI, Mumbai A, Mumbai Indians, North Zone, Rest of India, Sunrisers Hyderabad, UWI Vice Chancellor's XI

Playing role: Opening batsman

Batting style: Left-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm offbreak

 

T20I Career

Mat   Inns   NO    Runs     HS     Ave      BF         SR        100     50      4s     6s 

61       59      3      1588       92    28.35    1238     128.27      0      10      175   47    

T20 Career

Mat   Inns   NO    Runs     HS     Ave      BF      SR         100   50    4s     6s   

259    256     26    7294       97*   31.71   5899    123.64      0    54    831   166        

 

Career Highlights

  • 5th most T20I runs scored by an Indian, 1588- avg. 28.35
  • Most T20I runs in the calendar year 2018
  • 61 T20I caps for India
  • 7294 T20 runs at 31.71
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