Cricket News sort by Shikhar Dhawan

Veteran India opener Shikhar Dhawan has admitted that he loves playing in ICC tournaments and asserted that his focus is very much on preparations for the 2023 one-day World Cup, which will be played in India.

India captain Shikhar Dhawan praised his team for not losing self-belief and putting up an amazing performance in the second one-dayer against West Indies in Trinidad. Chasing 312, India were three down for 79. However, Shreyas Iyer (63) and Sanju Samson (54) gave India hope with a 99-run stand for the fourth wicket. Axar Patel then came in and smashed an unbeaten 64 off 35 as India won the game with two balls to spare and clinch the series. The left-hander struck five sixes in his innings, the last of which took India past the target.

Indian captain Shikhar Dhawan admitted that he was disappointed not to get a hundred in the fIrst ODI against West Indies at the Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad on Friday. However, he was happy with the overall team effort as the Men in Blue held their nerves to clinch a close three-run win and go 1-0 up in the three-match series.

Three Indian players Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad and batter Shreyas Iyer have tested positive along with a few members of the support staff on Wednesday, days ahead of the white-ball series against West Indies. The Indian contingent arrived in Ahmedabad on Monday for the series and were undergoing their three-day isolation period

India captain for the Sri Lanka limited-overs series, Shikhar Dhawan, has admitted that the three-match T20I series will be crucial for him to put his name as a contender for the T20 World Cup. Dhawan did not feature in most of the matches of the T20I series against England at home earlier in the year. KL Rahul was preferred as Rohit Sharma’s opening partner. However, Dhawan scored 600-plus runs in IPL 2020 and was the leading run-scorer this year as well until the tournament was suspended.

Indian captain Shikhar Dhawan admitted that India did not put up enough runs on the board after winning the toss and batting first in the third ODI in Colombo. Having already won the series, India made as many as five changes to the team that played the second one-dayer. India were all-out for 225 in 43.1 overs with Prithvi Shaw, Sanju Samson and Suryakumar Yadav all contributing 40s. In response, Sri Lanka reached 227 for 7 in 39 overs in the rain-curtailed match. Avishka Fernando top-scored with 76 while Bhanuka Rajapaksa contributed 65.

India captain for the Sri Lanka limited-overs series, Shikhar Dhawan, has admitted that the three-match T20I series will be crucial for him to put his name as a contender for the T20 World Cup. Dhawan did not feature in most of the matches of the T20I series against England at home earlier in the year. KL Rahul was preferred as Rohit Sharma’s opening partner. However, Dhawan scored 600-plus runs in IPL 2020 and was the leading run-scorer this year as well until the tournament was suspended.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday expressed sadness at the demise of India’s World Cup-winning batter Yashpal Sharma. The 66-year-old died of a cardiac arrest early on Tuesday morning. Taking to his official Twitter account, Ganguly wrote, "Sad to hear the news of Yashpal Sharma… had the opportunity to work with him as captain, player and then on TV. A very important part of the 1983 win which showed young players like us dream of trophies. RIP.”

Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan stated that he was confident of performing in the ODIs because he remained in a positive frame of mind even when he was not in the playing XI for the T20Is. Dhawan top-scored for India with 98 in the team’s total of 317 for 5 in the first ODI. Virat Kohli, debutant Krunal Pandya and KL Rahul also hit fifties as India put up an impressive batting display. In response, England folded up for 251 despite Jonny Bairstow’s scintillating 94. With the 66-run win, India claimed the crucial 1-0 lead in the three-match series.