SHIKHAR DHAWAN

  • World Cup: India team has good all-round strength, says Clive Lloyd 3 days ago

    Perth: Praising the Indian team, Former West Indies captain and chairman of selectors Clive Lloyd has said that the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side has "all-round strength" with players like in-form Shikhar Dhawan and the ever-consistent Virat Kohli. Lloyd, who led a strong Caribbean outfit with one of the best-ever fast bowling...
  • As it happened: India vs UAE, ICC World Cup 2015, Match 21 5 days ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) India have showed up in the World Cup with an attitude that can keep the demons away but cricket is a game where you are as good as your previous day and India need to field their best team against...
  • ICC World Cup, Week 2: Gayle, De Villiers steal the thunder 6 days ago

    Not that the World Cup was bereft of runs in week one, but Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers chose to write 'BOWLERS BEWARE' in all caps and bold. While West Indies provided the Cup its first ever double centurion, South Africa got over the 'choking' sensation in signature AB...
  • World Cup: Keeping calm under pressure is key to success, says Dhawan 6 days ago

    Perth: Attributing his brilliant World Cup form to a calm mind and hard work, Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan today said he managed to come out of a lean patch by sticking to his strong work ethic. Dhawan scored 77 and 137 against Pakistan and South Africa respectively, after poor run of...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Shikhar Dhawan- team India's X-factor? February 24, 2015

    Dhawan was the catalyst behind India breaking the jinx and finally beating South Africa in a world cup. ...
  • Shikhar Dhawan lucky to be surrounded by understanding people: Holding February 24, 2015

    Sydney: Not taking anything away from Shikhar Dhawan's creditable show in the cricket World Cup so far, West Indies pace legend Michael Holding feels the left-handed opener is lucky to be surrounded by understanding men, who can play the good mentor's role. After going through a lean patch in the tri-series,...
  • World Cup: Dhoni kept the fire burning, and it's showing February 24, 2015

    Within minutes of India quelling Pakistan's feeble challenge in their World Cup opener in Adelaide more than a week back, a senior journalist asked Mahendra Singh Dhoni, in all seriousness, where India's skipper hid his magic wand, a wand he has waved with stunning effect on the big stage. "That magic...
  • Shikhar Dhawan most mentioned Indian player on Twitter February 23, 2015

    Melbourne: Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan topped the list of the most mentioned players from India in Twitter after his ton (137) for a winning cause against South Africa in a Pool B World Cup encounter. Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (@msdhoni) and Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) were the second and third most spoken...
  • Shikhar Dhawan: Aggressive on the pitch, calm off it February 23, 2015

    Melbourne: Indian cricket's man of the moment Shikhar Dhawan, who mesmerised the MCG crowd with his 137-run match-winning knock against South Africa, said that staying calm during a lean patch was key to his success in the first two matches of the World Cup. Dhawan, who had an ordinary ODI tri-series...
  • World Cup side notes: Cricketers and their obsession with ink February 23, 2015

    Having been in practice for over 6000 years with its roots traced back to the pharaohs of Egypt, the fad for tattoos has been ever growing with sportsperson, including cricketers craving to get inked. Tattoos are widely popular among sports players, but when it comes to cricketers, they seem to use...
  • ICC World Cup: When Melbourne turned into Mumbai and Mohali February 23, 2015

    This could so easily have been Mumbai or Mohali, given the sea of blue that drove the Indian team and the profusion of Indian flags across the vast expanse of the hugely populated stands. In reality, this was the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia's pride and joy, by a distance the...
  • Watch: India roll over SA, Afghan scare for SL; ICC World Cup, Day 9 Highlights February 23, 2015

    Shikhar Dhawan once again starred with 137 as India thumped South Africa by 130 runs, while Mahela Jayawardene's 100 took Sri Lanka out of trouble against Afghanistan. ...
  • ICC World Cup: Shikhar Dhawan making up for lost time February 23, 2015

    India's World Cup batting hero Shikhar Dhawan is an unconventional cricketer who met his wife, an amateur boxer, via Facebook and splits his time between New Delhi and Melbourne. Long before he played two match-winning innings of 73 in India's tournament opener against arch-rivals Pakistan in Adelaide and 137 against South...
  • World Cup Exclusive: India's fielding has won hearts February 23, 2015

    (Former India captain and chief selector Kris Srikkanth, IBN World Cup Cricket Expert, is contributing exclusively for IBNLive Sports. Catch him Live in pre- and post-match shows throughout the ICC World Cup 2015 only on CNN-IBN and IBN7) Not often you find fielding among the top three bullet points contributing to...
  • India have thrown a World Cup dare by hammering South Africa February 22, 2015

    There is a reason most of us compare cricket with life that is a great leveller, one of it being the great unpredictability that the sport offers in a matter of couple of hours where the fortunes of a side change at the drop of a hat. Never in the wildest...
  • World Cup: Shikhar Dhawan is the architect of India's change in fortunes February 22, 2015

    The World Cup was days away. Rohit Sharma was struggling for fitness, Shikhar Dhawan was at best scratching around. Murali Vijay was given the cold shoulder for India's title defence. As back-up opener, the squad had Ajinkya Rahane who bats like a dream in the middle order. In such tricky...
  • ICC World Cup: India rout South Africa, title defence on February 22, 2015

    If there were any doubts still lingering over India's World Cup defence, they can be kissed a good bye as 90,000 people present at the MCG on Sunday saw India play like champions and hammer South Africa by 140 runs. The heroes of India's second win on the trot were Shikhar...
  • Rahane made the difference in India's innings: Kris Srikkanth February 22, 2015

    India again lost wickets in heaps at the end of the innings but Dhawan and Rahane had already done the damage to take India to 307 against South Africa. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Indian fans cheering for the men in blue February 22, 2015

    India have never defeated South Africa in a Cricket World Cup and would like to change that in their Pool B match against the Proteas. ...
  • ICC World Cup: India need to pull out all stops against South Africa February 21, 2015

    After a terrific and unexpectedly smooth start to their title defence, India will have to soak in the pressure against a team they have never beaten at the World Cup. South Africa will perhaps be the toughest test for the defending champions in Pool B. On the scale of 1 to...
  • ICC World Cup: Key battles that set up India-South Africa clash February 21, 2015

    The Cricket World Cup over the years has produced some riveting encounters that have got fans engrossed around the world. While some have gone on to create history, others have dressed to the nines since the advent of coloured clothing in limited-overs cricket. There are very few sides in world cricket...
  • World Cup: Top-order batsmen need to fire against Proteas, says Kapil Dev February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev feels that India's top-order batsmen need to take more responsibility for the team to win against South Africa, who have a potent bowling attack led by the dangerous Dale Steyn. India have been bogged down by losing wickets in a cluster as they lost...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: India resume training, Dhawan gets a new haircut February 19, 2015

    India began preparations for South Africa on Thursday, where Shikhar Dhawan was seen sporting a new hairstyle while Virat Kohli was mobbed by fans. ...
  • India open World Cup defence by making it 6-0 against Pakistan February 15, 2015

    You expect a close contest in an India-Pakistan match, but none of the two teams or a die-hard fan on either side of the border would mind winning in whatever manner it comes. Sunday was one such day when India played like World Champions, making a strong announcement through a...
  • India vs Paksitan: India fret on playing XI February 14, 2015

    Adelaide: Out-of-form opener Shikhar Dhawan's place in the playing XI will be one of the primary discussion point when the Indian team management zeroes in on the playing XI against arch rivals Pakistan in the opening game of the ICC Cricket World Cup on Sunday. If one goes by the cues...
  • As it happened: World Cup warm-up games, Day 2 February 10, 2015

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Pre-match: Still looking to get their playing combination in order, an under-fire India will be looking for resurrection against first-timers Afghanistan. India's preparations for the 50-over showpiece event suffered a jolt on Tuesday as Australia thrashed the defending champions by 106...
  • World Cup warm-up: Shikhar Dhawan glad to end run drought February 8, 2015

    Adelaide: India opener Shikhar Dhawan on Sunday expressed satisfaction to be back among runs ahead of the cricket World Cup after snapping his prolonged run drought with a fifty against Australia in their first warm-up game. In India's mammoth run-chase of 372, Dhawan looked confident and determined as he blasted five...
  • World Cup warm-up: Australia dominate India in 106-run win February 8, 2015

    Rapid centuries by Glenn Maxwell and David Warner lifted Australia to a 106-run win over India in a warm-up match on Sunday that built up their prospect for the World Cup while leaving India winless in the dry Australian summer. Maxwell slammed 122 from 57 balls before retiring and Warner hit...
  • Team India down but not out for the count February 1, 2015

    In the past, Indian teams overseas have donned haunted, hunted visages. They have looked shell-shocked, uncertain, hesitant, weighed down by one defeat after another. They have shunned eye contact with people beyond their cocoon of despair and negativity, bogged down by their incapacities, racked by self-doubt. To travel overseas, the...