SHIKHAR DHAWAN

  • Mitchell Marsh's injury adds to Australia's woes 22 hours 54 minutes ago

    Australia's injury woes deepened on Wednesday when a hamstring problem forced allrounder Mitchell Marsh from the pitch for treatment on the first day of the second Test against India in Brisbane. Australia were already without captain Michael Clarke for the rest of the series because of his endemic hamstring problems and...
  • Warner, Dhawan and Kohli fined for breaching Code of Conduct 4 days ago

    Dubai: Australia's David Warner and India duo Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli were on Saturday found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the fourth day?s play in the first cricket Test, which the hosts won by 48 runs. Warner and Dhawan were fined 15 and 30 per cent...
  • Shikhar Dhawan to take on Mitchell Johnson challenge December 7, 2014

    Australia pace demon Mitchell Johnson poses no fears for India who will fight fire with fire in this week's Test series, opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan said on Sunday. Dhawan has vowed to go after Australia's fast bowling trump card if given the chance to face him in the opening Test in...
  • India in Australia 2014: Analysis of Team India December 7, 2014

    Analysis of India squad before the four-Test series against Australia, which starts in Adelaide on Tuesday: TOP ORDER India will have the flamboyant Shikhar Dhawan and the relatively calm Murali Vijay to see off the new ball against Australia's fiery pace attack. Dhawan failed to score a 50 in six innings in England...
  • Shikhar Dhawan hints Dhoni might play Adelaide Test December 6, 2014

    Adelaide: In what would come as a change of plan for the Indian cricket team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni might captain the side in the opening Test against Australia as he has joined the squad well in time for the four-match series, which had to be rescheduled following Phillip Hughes' death. Dhoni,...
  • Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan in top-five of ICC ODI batsmen's rankings November 12, 2014

    Dubai: Two Indian batsmen are now in the top five of the ICC ODI rankings, with Virat Kohli remaining at number three and opener Shikhar Dhawan climbing up the ladder to fifth after earning four places in the latest list issued on Wednesday. However, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is...
  • Rohit back, Dhawan rested for remaining two ODIs against Sri Lanka November 10, 2014

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday announced the team for the last two ODIs against Sri Lanka to be held in Kolkata (November 13) and Ranchi (November 16), giving in-form batsman Shikhar Dhawan and allrounder Ravindra Jadeja the much-needed rest, while dropping wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha...
  • 3rd ODI: Dhawan, Umesh lead India's series-clinching win over Sri Lanka November 9, 2014

    Sri Lanka once again kneeled in front of India's domination on Sunday, losing the third ODI by six wickets and with it the chance to stay alive in the series, which India now lead with a winning 3-0 margin. The ODI champions continued in the ruthless fashion promised by skipper Virat...
  • 2nd ODI: India look to keep Sri Lanka on the mat November 5, 2014

    After starting the series with a crushing victory, an upbeat India will aim to maintain their stranglehold over an under-prepared Sri Lanka when they meet in the second ODI in Ahmedabad on Thursday. Needless to say that India will be starting as overwhelming favourites at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera,...
  • Runs coming from openers is a good sign for India: Shikhar Dhawan November 2, 2014

    Cuttack: As Indian openers pounded the hapless Sri Lankans to rattle up a 231-run stand, Shikhar Dhawan said it was a good sign for the Indian team that top-order batsmen were in good form and his own confidence has shot up after playing a century-knock on Sunday. Dhawan top scored for...
  • 1st ODI: All-round India thrash Sri Lanka by 169 runs in Cuttack November 2, 2014

    Riding on centuries from Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan and an impressive bowling display by Ishant Sharma (4 for 34), India cruised to a comfortable 169-run win over Sri Lanka in the first one-day international at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack. The Lankan batting, which had the experience of Kumar Sangakkara,...
  • Saw both success and failure in last one year: Dhawan October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: After a dream Test debut, Shikhar Dhawan has seen tougher side of international cricket and the opening batsman says he has learnt to value failure as much as success in the last one year, having experienced both ups and downs in his career. Insisting that failures in England would...
  • Only T20: Kohli's cameo in vain as England beat India by 3 runs September 7, 2014

    Virat Kohli's first halfcentury of a wretched tour came on India's last day in England but still it wasn't enough as the hosts managed to hold on for a close threerun win in the oneoff Twenty20 International at Edgbaston on Sunday. England, powered by skipper Eoin Morgan's 31ball 71 and India's...
  • Ravi Shastri's tips helped me in converting starts: Ajinkya Rahane September 4, 2014

    Leeds: Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane joined the bandwagon of Indian players, who have attributed Team Director Ravi Shastri for bringing about a turnaround in the team's fortunes with his technical inputs in the ongoing ODI series after their dismal show in the Test matches. Suresh Raina, Shikhar Dhawan have already paid...
  • Shikhar Dhawan reveals mantra behind India's turnaround in England September 3, 2014

    In the absence of regular opener Rohit Sharma, the outofform Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane put on a superb opening wicket partnership to guide India to a astonishing ninewicket win over England. Chasing a a modest 207run target against England at the Edgbaston, Dhawan, who had a terrible Test series,...
  • Dhoni lauds all after becoming India's most successful ODI skipper September 3, 2014

    Birmingham: Mahendra Singh Dhoni hailed his former and present team for helping him become the most successful Indian ODI captain after the visitors thrashed England by nine wickets in the fourth onedayer to take an invincible 30 lead in the fivematch series. "When I started leading the team, I got a...
  • Rahane, Dhawan made England look like minnows September 3, 2014

    If the bowlers were clinical with their performance, openers Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan were equally calculative in planning India's runchase of 207 runs. Coming out of a shoddy Test series, India are a different team in coloured clothing and the results are there for everyone to see. Birmingham pitch...
  • It was good to see Shikhar Dhawan back in form, says MS Dhoni September 2, 2014

    Birmingham: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels his side played a "perfect game" on Tuesday as the visitors thrashed England by nine wickets in the fourth onedayer to take an invincible 30 lead in the fivematch series. Opting to bowl, India first restricted England to a modest 206 and then overwhelmed...
  • 4th ODI: Rahane, Dhawan power India to series win against England September 2, 2014

    Ajinkya Rahane's maiden ODI ton and Shikhar Dhawan's unbeaten 97 helped India beat England by nine wickets in the fourth game at Edgbaston in Birmingham. England were restricted to 206 and India have chased it down in 30.3 overs. Dhawan finished the game with a handsome six as India now...
  • New boys have brought in fresh energy in ODIs, says Ajinkya Rahane August 31, 2014

    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 oneday series against England. After their shambolic show in the fiveTest series which they lost 13, India are leading the fivematch...
  • India's selection woes worsen ahead of mustwin 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 doordie situation to draw the fivematch 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 limitedovers 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 fourthinnings' 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 serieslevelling 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 25, 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 June 30, 2014

    Starting July 9, first time in over five decades India will be playing a fiveTest 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 04 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 twoandahalf month long tour to England even as rains played spoilsport in their first threeday 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...