Shikhar Dhawan

  • New boys have brought in fresh energy in ODIs, says Ajinkya Rahane Yesterday

    Nottingham: Ajinkya Rahane on Sunday said the new players who have joined the ODI squad, have brought in fresh energy and helped in turning around India's fortunes in the ongoing one-day series against England. After their shambolic show in the five-Test series which they lost 1-3, India are leading the five-match...
  • India's selection woes worsen ahead of must-win Test August 13, 2014

    India completely lost the plot and momentum after winning the second Test at Lord's and now find themselves in a do-or-die situation to draw the five-match Test series. It is hard to believe but the past can't be undone now, and India have to move forward. Going into the third Test...
  • BCCI may pick India's ODI squad for England today with World Cup in mind August 5, 2014

    The BCCI selection committee will on Tuesday sit down to pick the squad for the limited-overs leg of the England tour, which will give a fair idea about how India are approaching their bid to defend the World Cup next year. India will play a series of five ODIs and a...
  • It will be tough for us on day five, says Dhawan July 31, 2014

    Southampton: Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan has admitted that his team is in a tough position in the third Test against England and will find it difficult to save the match on the final day on Thursday. India were placed at 112 for 4 in their fourth-innings' in pursuit of 445 runs. "It...
  • 3rd Test: Chasing 445, India 112/4 on Day 4 as England eye big win July 30, 2014

    India's batting capitulation continued in the Southampton Test as chasing a stiff 445 to win, the visitors were reeling at 112/4 at stumps on Day 4 - leaving England withing striking distance of a series-levelling victory on the final day. Riding on James Anderson's 5 for 53, England didn't take time...
  • Gambhir, Dhawan in 'opening' battle for Southampton Test July 26, 2014

    With opener Shikhar Dhawan's struggle against pace, bounce and swing extending to two Tests in England, the battle to partner Murali Vijay at the top is hotting up between two Delhi men Dhawan and Gautam Gambhir. Incidentally, Gambhir is one of the only four players who were part of India's...
  • From ridiculous to remarkable - expect anything from India in England July 12, 2014

    Starting July 9, first time in over five decades India will be playing a five-Test series in England, and adding to the testing conditions will be the ghost of 2011 that has continued to haunt the Indians over the last three years. Since that 0-4 rout in the 'Summer of...
  • Mixed results for India from the first tour game June 29, 2014

    Leicester: India witnessed a mixed start to their two-and-a-half month long tour to England even as rains played spoilsport in their first three-day practice game against Leicestershire here. While two out of the three days were affected by rain, the only positive to take out of the match for the visitors...
  • Second day's play between India and Leicestershire washed out June 27, 2014

    Leicester: Inclement weather played spoilsport as it prevented a single delivery from being bowled during the second day's play in the opening tour fixture between India and Leicestershire, here on Friday. India were comfortably placed at 333 for four at the end of first day's play with Shikhar Dhawan (60), Gautam...
  • Injury scare for Shikhar Dhawan ahead of Tests against England June 28, 2014

    Leicester: India's Shikhar Dhawan gave his side cause for concern after suffering an arm injury during the team's opening match of their tour of England against Leicestershire at Grace Road on Thursday. Test opener Dhawan retired hurt for 60 after being hit by a short ball from left-arm seamer Atif Sheikh. But...
  • Indian top-order gets quality batting practice on opening day June 26, 2014

    Leicester: The Indian top-order batsmen got much needed batting practice against a below-par Leicestershire attack as they finished the first day of their opening tour match at a comfortable 333 for four here on Thursday. As many as three batsmen went on to complete their half-centuries with comeback man Gautam Gambhir's...
  • Virat Kohli loses number one spot to AB de Villiers in ODI rankings June 21, 2014

    Dubai: India's batting sensation Virat Kohli's decision to skip the recently concluded three-match series against Bangladesh has seen him lose the number one spot to South Africa's AB de Villiers in the latest ICC ODI rankings issued on Friday. Kohli was leading de Villiers by nine ratings points in the batting...
  • Snapshot: Aww! Shikhar Dhawan turns heads as he poses with his adorable son June 3, 2014

    Shikhar Dhawan might be popular, but it is his son that has been grabbing everyone's attention lately, courtesy his adorable looks. After being spotted with father Shikhar and mother Ayesha at the IPL 7 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad in Hyderabad, the little one was recently seen...
  • Photos: IPL cricketer Shikhar Dhawan's 5-months-old son cheering his dad from the stands is the cutest thing you'll see today May 24, 2014

    Sunrisers Hyderabad have quite a huge crowd cheering for the them from the stands. Here's the most popular and probably the tiniest fan who sits through all their matches, cheering the team his daddy captains from the stands. Shikhar Dhawan's five months old son is usually seen with his mother...
  • IPL 7: Kolkata take on Hyderabad with eye on top-two finish May 24, 2014

    Buoyed by six back-to-back victories and the confirmation of a playoff berth, Gautam Gambhir-led Kolkata Knight Riders will now gun for a top-two finish in the points table when they face a resurgent Sunrisers Hyderabad on Saturday. After an awful UAE leg, Kolkata have emerged as the team to beat...
  • IPL 7: Warner, Dhawan steer Hyderabad to a six-wicket win over Chennai May 22, 2014

    Ranchi: Riding on David Warner's brilliant 45-ball 90 and Shikhar Dhawan's unbeaten 64 off 51 Sunrisers Hyderabad chased down the target of 186 with relative ease to beat Chennai Super Kings by six wickets on Thursday. Sunrisers crossed the mark with two balls to spare taking their points tally to...
  • As it happened: Chennai vs Hyderabad, IPL 7, Match 50 May 23, 2014

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page Chennai suffered a shocking eight-wicket loss against Kolakata Knight Riders who registered their fifth consecutive win, which left the two-time champions CSK still needing a win to seal their playoff spot. They are second on the table with 16 points...
  • IPL 7: Sunrisers Hyderabad in a must-win situation against Chennai May 22, 2014

    Chennai Super Kings, who are virtually through to the knockout stage of IPL 7, would be aiming to get back to winning ways when they take on an unpredictable Sunrisers Hyderabad on Thursday. Chennai suffered a shocking eight-wicket loss against Kolakata Knight Riders who registered their fifth consecutive win, which...
  • IPL 7: RCB near exit door after 7-wicket defeat to Hyderabad May 20, 2014

    Royal Challengers Bangalore were pushed close to exit door of IPL 7 after a crushing 7-wicket defeat against Sunrisers Hyderabad, who kept their glimmer of playoff hopes alive in their last home game of the season. Chasing a challenging 161 to win, David Warner returned to Hyderabad's opening slot with a...
  • IPL 7: Darren Sammy replaces Shikhar Dhawan as Hyderabad captain May 18, 2014

    Relieving Shikhar Dhawan of the burden of captaincy, Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday appointed West Indies all rounder as the new captain of the side for the rest of the IPL season, hoping that the move will help the Indian bat more freely. Sammy, who was recently removed as West Indies' Test...
  • IPL 7: No room for mistakes as Hyderabad host Kolkata May 18, 2014

    Sunrisers Hyderabad enter the final week of IPL-7 league stage needing to win every match to brighten their chances of qualifying for the playoffs, but they face a tough opponent in Kolkata Knight Riders first up on Sunday. Hyderabad, after losing their last two matches against Mumbai Indians and Kings XI...
  • IPL 7: Top-order cameos help Punjab chase down Hyderabad's 205 May 14, 2014

    Wriddhiman Saha, Glenn Maxwell and Manan Vohra played out of their skin to script Kings XI Punjab's six-wicket win after their second successful 200-plus chase of the season, which outdid a stunning knock from Sunrisers Hyderabad's wicketkeeper batsman Naman Ojha. Ojha, promoted up the order as a pinch hitter, responded with...
  • As it happened: Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 7, Match 36 May 12, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Mumbai Indians' title-defence slipped further after the defeat against Chennai Super Kings, and now, with just 2 wins in 8 matches, the defending champions find themselves in must-win territory against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Mumbai registered comprehensive successive wins over Kings XI Punjab...
  • As it happened: Delhi vs Hyderabad, Match 32, IPL 7 May 10, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Chasing the revised target of 43 in 5 overs due to off and on rain in Delhi, Hyderabad got to the target with 4 balls to spare. Pre-match: After three consecutive defeats, a beleaguered Delhi Daredevils - languishing at the bottom...
  • IPL 7: Struggling Delhi in must-win territory against Hyderabad May 10, 2014

    After three consecutive defeats, a beleaguered Delhi Daredevils - languishing at the bottom of the points table with just 2 wins in 8 games - will look to add some hope to their campaign when they face Sunrisers Hyderabad at home on Saturday. Only a miraculous comeback can now bring Delhi...
  • IPL 7: SRH skipper Shikhar Dhawan asked team to play like warriors May 9, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper Shikhar Dhawan had every reason to have a big smile on his face as he asked his players to play like warriors and they responded to the call in the best possible manner. Hyderabad defended a modest 134 for nine by bowling out Rajasthan for 102. "We didn`t...
  • IPL 7: Hyderabad bowlers defend 134 to beat Rajasthan by 32 runs May 9, 2014

    Bhuvneshwar Kumar led an inspired Sunrisers Hyderabad bowling unit with a four-wicket spell to successfully defend a modest total of 134 against Rajasthan Royals and get a much needed 32-run victory for his side at Ahmedabad on Thursday. Bhuvneshwar's figures read 4/14, including three wickets in the 18th over, that sounded...