Shikhar Dhawan

  • 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...
  • As it happened: Rajasthan vs Hyderabad, Match 30, IPL 7 May 8, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Led by Bhuvneshwar Kumar's four wickets, Hyderabad bowlers made a modest total of 134 look a tall order for Rajasthan who were bowled out for just 102 to lose the game by 32 runs. Pre-match: Rajasthan Royals will like to better...
  • I'm learning a lot from Steyn: Bhuvneshwar Kumar May 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Bhuvneshwar Kumar is fast becoming a sure shot death overs specialist in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Sunrisers Hyderabad medium pacer credits his success this season to bowling tight with a clear strategy in the critical last overs. The 24-year-old from Meerut has been the most successful bowler...
  • IPL 7: De Villiers's 89 off 41 scripts Bangalore's win over Hyderabad May 5, 2014

    AB de Villiers produced one of the most devastating Twenty20 innings as he smashed an unbeaten 89 from just 42 balls as Royal Challengers Bangalore pulled off a sensational four-wicket victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday. De Villiers butchered Hyderabad bowlers with 6 fours and 8 sixes as he took Bangalore...
  • As it happened: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL7, Match 24 May 4, 2014

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page. Royal Challengers Bangalore started IPL 7 as one of the hot favourites but three consecutive defeats has been a reality-check for them, and they would want to get their act together in their first home game of the season when...
  • IPL 7: Big knock from Shikhar Dhawan is round the corner, says coach Tom Moody May 4, 2014

    Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody is hopeful that it's just a matter of time before we get a big knock from skipper Shikhar Dhawan. "That big knock is just round the corner. He has got close on a couple of occasions where he has got good starts and he just...