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Stats: Shikhar Dhawan – The beast of ODI tournaments

Shikhar Dhawan raises his game a notch when it comes to the big ODI tournaments

Shikhar Dhawan of India
Shikhar Dhawan of India. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Shikhar Dhawan came into the Champions Trophy 2017 will all fingers pointed at him and questions raised about his credibility to be in the squad for the tournament. But the left-hander opener proved each and every wrong by smashing a century in the 2nd game against Sri Lanka following his 68 in the first game against Pakistan.

Dhawan usually puts out his best in the big ODI tournaments, which is evident from his great record in those. His century vs Sri Lanka was his 3rd in the Champions Trophy and his 5th in the ICC ODI events.

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Shikhar Dhawan’s record in big tournaments in ODI cricket:

Tournament Matches Inns Runs HS Ave SR 100s 50s
ICC Champions Trophy 7 7 556 125 92.66 100.9 3 2
World Cup 8 8 412 137 51.5 91.75 2 1
Asia Cup 4 4 192 94 48 77.1 0 2

 

With 556 runs, Dhawan stands at No.9 in the highest run-getters list of the Champions Trophy. His average of 92.66 among the players with 500 runs in the CT is easily the highest for any player.

Highest run-getters in the Champions Trophy:

Player Team Mat Inns Runs HS Ave SR 100s 50s
CH Gayle West indies 17 17 791 133* 52.73 88.77 3 1
DPMD Jayawardene Sri Lanka 22 21 742 84* 41.22 84.8 0 5
KC Sangakkara Sri Lanka 22 21 683 134* 37.94 71.36 1 4
SC Ganguly India 13 11 665 141* 73.88 83.12 3 3
JH Kallis South Africa 17 17 653 113* 46.64 77.46 1 3
R Dravid India 19 15 627 76 48.23 73.33 0 6
RT Ponting Australia 18 18 593 111* 39.53 76.51 1 4
S Chanderpaul West indies 16 16 587 74 53.36 67.93 0 5
S Dhawan India 7 7 556 125 92.66 100.9 3 2
ST Jayasuriya Sri Lanka 20 20 536 102* 29.77 88.01 1 1

 

Among the 10 players with 500 runs in the Champions Trophy, Shikhar Dhawan is the fastest to complete the 500-run tally taking only 7 innings. He broke Sourav Ganguly’s record as the former-Indian captain took 8 innings.

Fastest to 500 runs in the Champions Trophy:

Player Team Innings Taken
Shikhar Dhawan India 7
Sourav Ganguly India 8
Jacques Kallis South Africa 12
Chris Gayle West Indies 12
Rahul Dravid India 13

 

With his century against Sri Lanka, Dhawan became the 4th batsman to score 3 centuries in the Champions Trophy. If he adds one more century to his tally, he will be the first player to hit 4 centuries in CT.

Most centuries in the Champions Trophy:

Player Team Mat Inns 100s
S Dhawan India 7 7 3
HH Gibbs South Africa 10 10 3
SC Ganguly India 13 11 3
CH Gayle West indies 17 17 3

 

Adding his two centuries in the World Cup, Shikhar Dhawan now has 5 centuries in the ICC ODI tournaments. Only 4 players have scored more than 5 centuries in the ICC ODI events.

Most centuries in the ICC ODI events:

Player Team Mat Inns 100s
SC Ganguly India 34 32 7
SR Tendulkar India 61 58 7
RT Ponting Australia 64 60 6
KC Sangakkara Sri Lanka 59 56 6
S Dhawan India 15 15 5
TM Dilshan Sri Lanka 42 38 5
CH Gayle West Indies 43 43 5
HH Gibbs South Africa 35 33 5
Saeed Anwar Pakistan 25 25 5

 

Dhawan has scored 968 runs at an average of 69.14 in the ICC events which is the 2nd highest average for any player in the ICC events. Andrew Symonds has an average of 76.66 in these events.

Highest average in ICC ODI events: (Min: 500 runs)

Player Team Matches Inns Runs HS Ave SR 100s 50s
A Symonds Australia 26 19 690 143* 76.66 95.43 1 5
S Dhawan India 15 15 968 137 69.14 96.8 5 3
Saeed Anwar Pakistan 25 25 1204 113* 63.36 78.79 5 4
IVA Richards West Indies 23 21 1013 181 63.31 85.05 3 5
SC Ganguly India 34 32 1671 183 61.88 79.64 7 6
GM Turner New Zealand 14 14 612 171* 61.2 64.01 2 2

 

Adding up his performances in Asia Cup, Dhawan averages 64.44 in the big tournaments, the highest average for any player who has 1000 or more runs in the ODI tournaments containing 5 or more nations.

Highest average in the ODI tournaments with 5 or more countries: (Min: 500 runs)

Player Team Matches Inns Runs HS Ave SR 100s 50s
S Dhawan India 19 19 1160 137 64.44 92.87 5 5
SC Ganguly India 40 38 1915 183 58.03 76.56 7 9
Saeed Anwar Pakistan 33 33 1518 113* 56.22 82.72 5 5
HH Gibbs South Africa 35 33 1527 143 54.53 86.81 5 9
R Dravid India 47 41 1695 145 52.96 75.7 3 13

(Stats as on June 8th, 2017)

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