Shikhar Dhawan is a stylish and aggressive left-handed opening batsman and can also bowl right-arm off break. Dhawan, who was born in Delhi, plays for the India national cricket team. He also represents Delhi in domestic tournaments and plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League. Dhawan is married to Ayesha Mukherjee.read more
Indian captain Virat Kohli on Monday posted a video mimicking the batting style of opening batter Shikhar Dhawan.
Dhawan became the first batsman this season to reach 400 runs. He has now amassed 413 runs in nine matches at 59 with a strike rate of 132.37, laced with two half-centuries.
Iyer had missed the first leg of the IPL after suffering a shoulder injury during the first ODI between India and England in March.
Despite being among India's highest wicket-taker in the international format and in T20 World Cups, Ashwin was never in the reckoning for the 2021 edition until the injury of Washington Sundar.
Dhawan had captained India in the limited overs series in Sri Lanka in July but hasn't been included in the T20 World Cup squad.
Shikhar and Ayesha had got engaged way back in 2009, but Dhawan postponed the wedding by three years as he wanted to cement his place in the Indian team before taking the plunge.
Dhawan revealed that India had the option of not playing the remaining two games after losing nine players to COVID-19 related isolation but they chose the difficult route of playing with only five specialist batsmen.
It was also Dhawan's first golden duck in his 68-match T20I career, fifth in his T20 career, and third in his overall international career.
With most of the power-hitters in isolation after Krunal Pandya's COVID-19 positive case, India could manage only 132 for 5 on a slow track.
On a personal note, Dhawan knows that even he is auditioning for a place in the T20 World Cup side.
News emerged in sections of the media that the Indian team management in England has asked for reinforcements after Shubman Gill returned home due to injury and pace bowler Avesh Khan got injured in the tourists' warm-up tie
Indian captain Shikhar Dhawan said that the side was 50 runs short after a three-wicket loss to Sri Lanka in the final ODI.
Dhawan's unbeaten 86 in the first game of the ongoing three-ODI series in Colombo helped him accumulate 712 rating points.
India overhauled the target in 36.4 overs as they rode on Dhawan's unbeaten 86, debutant Ishan Kishan's blistering 59 and opener Prithvi Shaw's equally aggressive 43.
Prithvi Shaw, with his new found swagger in 50-over cricket, butchered the Sri Lankan pacers during his brief stay by hammering nine boundaries in a 24-ball 43.
In the 16th over of India's chase to 263, Dhawan became the fastest player to 1000 ODI runs against Sri Lanka, surpassing South Africa's Hashim Amla
Shikhar Dhawan became the oldest Indian to make his ODI captaincy debut during the 1st ODI against Sri Lanka.
Dhawan will lead a young Indian side in the six-match white-ball series against Sri Lanka, beginning with the first ODI on Sunday in Colombo.
If Hardik Pandya features as an all-rounder, it is possible that both Chahal and Kuldeep could be picked as India will have an extra pace option
Earlier this month, Ranatunga had slammed the country's cricket board for agreeing to host a "second-string Indian team" in a white-ball series later this month, saying that it is nothing short of an "insult".