SHIKHAR DHAWAN

  • IPL 8: Delhi Daredevils look to continue momentum against Hyderabad April 18, 2015

    Having snapped their prolonged losing streak, Delhi Daredevils would look to carry forward the momentum when they take on Sunrisers Hyderabad on Saturday. Delhi's fighting win over Kings XI Punjab was just the kind of boost the side needed after losing close matches against Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings. The batsmen...
  • IPL 8: Confident Rajasthan Royals face stern Sunrisers Hyderabad test April 16, 2015

    Visakhapatnam: Looking to keep their winning run intact, IPL table-toppers Rajasthan Royals (RR) face a stern Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) test in their fourth match of the Twenty20 cricket league, here on Thursday. If RR have have been unbeaten in their three games so far, then the David Warner-led SRH have had...
  • IPL 2015: Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar all smiles after Monday workout April 14, 2015

    "It gives me immense satisfaction to know that I have the ability to stay disciplined and play according to the situation." - Shikhar Dhawan - "The ball is doing what I want it to do." - Bhuvneshwar Kumar - The above statements testify that Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar had a pretty satisfying workout...
  • I enjoy playing in IPL, says Shikhar Dhawan April 13, 2015

    Sunrisers Hyderabad will play as a strong unit against Bangalore, feels Shikhar Dhawan. ...
  • As it happened: RCB vs SRH, IPL 8, Match 8 April 13, 2015

    (For Live blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: Riding high after beating defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders in their opening match, Royal Challengers Bangalore will look to exploit the home advantage when they take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in an IPL cricket match in Bengaluru on Monday....
  • IPL 2015: Sunrisers Hyderabad face Chennai Super Kings in south Indian derby April 11, 2015

    Chennai: Sunrisers Hyderabad would bank on their famed foreign recruits to come good when they take on the formidable Chennai Super Kings in their opening match of the IPL here on Saturday. The visitors will have to put up an inspiring effort to down Super Kings, who kick started their campaign...
  • IPL Team Profile: Warner-led Sunrisers Hyderabad look to explode this season April 3, 2015

    Sunrisers Hyderabad, with the likes of Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner, have enough in their tank to surprise a few teams in the tournament. Undoubtedly, they are one of the most aggressive T20 teams on paper, but the focus right now is to get a good start in the eighth...
  • World Cup was a mixed bag for Team India: Kris Srikkanth April 1, 2015

    The former chief selector said the Indian team peaked a little too early in the tournament and rued the lack of hunger in the team's opening partnership. ...
  • Virat Kohli steady at fourth, Dhawan rises to sixth in ICC rankings March 31, 2015

    Dubai: A lacklustre World Cup performance notwithstanding, Virat Kohli remained the highest-placed Indian batsman at fourth even as Shikhar Dhawan rose a rung to sixth in the latest ICC ODI rankings issued on Tuesday. Apart from Kohli and Dhawan, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the other Indian batsman to be...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Ravindra Jadeja - India's biggest disappointment March 27, 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) Mohammad Shami not clicking was very disappointing for me. He has been a...
  • As it happened: India vs Australia, World Cup 2015, 2nd semi-final March 26, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. An undefeated India will face their biggest challenge of the World Cup when they take on co-hosts and four-time champions Australia in the latter's backyard at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). There has been a lot of talk about the match...
  • World Cup 2015: Spin or seam? India confident of passing Australia test in Sydney March 25, 2015

    Sydney: After registering seven consecutive wins, including the quarter-final clash against Bangladesh, India will go into Thursday's World Cup semi-final against Australia in Sydney confident of success irrespective of whether the wicket took turn or assisted fast bowlers. The wear and tear at the end of a long season was evident...
  • India vs Australia, World Cup semi-final: The key battles and the top warriors of the two teams March 25, 2015

    There will be no love lost when India and Australia face in the mouth-watering semi-final clash of the World Cup at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday. From the Monkey-gate scandal of 2007 series between Andrew Symonds and Harbhajan Singh to Rohit Sharma and David Warner's on-field exchanges, the two rivals...
  • World Cup 2015: Pacers, top order can help India beat Australia March 25, 2015

    India and Australia are no strangers to each other. They have done several memorable battles in big competitions, and are coming off an intense four-Test series that seems such a long time back but actually ended a little over two-and-a-half months back. Most of the personnel in the ODI squads...
  • World Cup Exclusive: India hold upper hand over Australia in semis March 23, 2015

    (Former India wicketkeeper and selector Kiran More, IBN World Cup Cricket Expert, is contributing exclusively for Cricketnext. Catch him Live in pre- and post-match shows throughout the ICC World Cup 2015 only on CNN-IBN and IBN7) It is going to be a thriller at the Sydney Cricket Ground on March 26....
  • World Cup: India fielding the best they ever have March 21, 2015

    Of all the turnarounds, the most magical and unbelievable is India's fielding in World Cup 2015. Indian fielders are picking up catches out of thin air and forcing batsmen to scamper between the wickets - like what Shikhar Dhawan did against Mahmudullah after juggling it and running out and then in...
  • World Cup 2015: Shikhar Dhawan unites flamboyance with aggression March 17, 2015

    Kolkata: The frowns had been rising with each match over India continuing to persist with him despite a slump in form. But hard-hitting opener Shikhar Dhawan has now silenced his critics with his match-winning performances to emerge the leading run-scorer for the defending champions at his debut cricket World Cup. Coming...
  • World Cup: Ravi Shastri's pep talk behind Shikhar Dhawan's success March 17, 2015

    Melbourne: Indian cricket team's Director Ravi Shastri played a massive role in getting Shikhar Dhawan back on track after a prolonged lean patch during the tour of Australia that preceded the ongoing World Cup, according to a team official. It has been learnt that Shastri had a lengthy session with Dhawan...
  • ICC World Cup: The men who mattered in the pool stage March 17, 2015

    The pool stage of the ICC World Cup 2015 came to an end on Sunday. It provided a feast of big hitting and some exceptional bowling performances. There have been players who turned out to be one-match wonder but on the other end there have been stars who have performed...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Memorable moments from 42 pool matches March 16, 2015

    It has been almost a month since the ICC World Cup 2015 kicked off and it has produced some scintillating cricket over the past four weeks. Here is a look back at some of the key moments from the pool stage: POOL A Kumar Sangakkara scripted what no one else has ever done...
  • World Cup: I'm enjoying my journey with Dhawan, says Rohit March 12, 2015

    Rohit Sharma's two half-centuries at the ongoing ICC World Cup may have come against the minnows, but runs under the belt could usher the world-record holder to step up the plate once the the knockout rounds begin. Rohit, who holds the record for two ODI double hundreds and the highest score...
  • ICC World Cup: Dhawan's hunger doing the trick for India March 12, 2015

    A full ball on the pads, a nervy turn of the blade to deflect the ball, a hared single, and Shikhar Dhawan held his pose at the other end. Chest puffed out, back arched, arms in the air in triumph, Dhawan was soaking in the moment. There were only a...
  • World Cup: Shikhar Dhawan most popular Indian cricketer on Twitter March 11, 2015

    Hamilton: Prolific left-handed opener Shikhar Dhawan was once again the most talked about Indian cricketer on Twitter, as his ton on Tuesday helped the defending champions beat Ireland in a World Cup Pool B encounter at the Seddon Park. India chased down Ireland's total of 259 runs with eight wickets and...
  • Watch: Dhawan's Irish job makes it 5-0 to India, ICC World Cup, Day 24 Highlights March 11, 2015

    Shikhar Dhawan's century made Ireland's 259 look like a paltry total as India notched their fifth consecutive win of the event to seal top spot in Pool B. Watch all the highlights from Day 24 of the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • India thrash Ireland: Dhoni set for second shot at World Cup? March 10, 2015

    Dhawan led India's march to 5-0 with his second century of the tournament as India brought down Ireland's 259 with ease to win by 8 wickets. ...