SHIKHAR DHAWAN

  • Virat Kohli steady at fourth, Dhawan rises to sixth in ICC rankings 13 hours 23 minutes ago

    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 4 days ago

    (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 5 days ago

    (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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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. ...
  • World Cup: Ashwin understands his game, Shikhar prepared well, says Dhoni March 10, 2015

    Hamilton: Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni loves players who can take challenges head on and for him that's the reason two of his trusted lieutenants Ravichandran Ashwin and Shikhar Dhawan have been his stand-out performers for the Indian cricket team in the ongoing ICC World Cup. "The spinners have really bowled well....
  • Kings of Cricket: India beat Ireland, secure top spot in Pool B March 10, 2015

    CNN-IBN discusses India's smooth eight-wicket victory over Ireland that ensured the defending World Champions will finish at the top of Pool B. ...
  • World Cup: The tweet beat after India's Irish job March 10, 2015

    Twitter was in overdrive during India's fifth match of the tournament, which also turned into their fifth win on the trot, with some noteworthy records along the way. MS Dhoni recorded his 9th consecutive win in World Cups, overtaking Sourav Ganguly, while another Shikhar Dhawan century resulted in India's win -...
  • World Cup: India's dominance continues against Ireland with fifth win in a row March 10, 2015

    Nothing changed as India crossed Tasmanian borders. It was business as usual in New Zealand for the defending champions - a fifth win in a row over the Irish who stay alive despite an eight-wicket hammering at the hand of the Indians, which gives MS Dhoni's boys a 5-0 record...
  • Good to see Shikhar Dhawan playing freely in World Cup: Ganguly March 8, 2015

    Hamilton: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly feels that key to opener Shikhar Dhawan's success in the cricket World Cup is about playing freely which was not happening during the Australia series. "I believe it is about playing freely in the World Cup that can be attributed to Shikhar's success as it...
  • World Cup: India team has good all-round strength, says Clive Lloyd March 2, 2015

    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 February 28, 2015

    (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 February 28, 2015

    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 February 27, 2015

    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,...