Stats: Shikhar Dhawan – The beast of ODI tournaments
Shikhar Dhawan raises his game a notch when it comes to the big ODI tournaments
Published - Jun 9, 2017 12:36 am | Updated - Jun 9, 2017 12:36 am
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.
Shikhar Dhawan’s record in big tournaments in ODI cricket:
|ICC Champions Trophy||7||7||556||125||92.66||100.9||3||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:
|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|
|JH Kallis||South Africa||17||17||653||113*||46.64||77.46||1||3|
|S Chanderpaul||West indies||16||16||587||74||53.36||67.93||0||5|
|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:
|Jacques Kallis||South Africa||12|
|Chris Gayle||West Indies||12|
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:
|HH Gibbs||South Africa||10||10||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:
|KC Sangakkara||Sri Lanka||59||56||6|
|TM Dilshan||Sri Lanka||42||38||5|
|CH Gayle||West Indies||43||43||5|
|HH Gibbs||South Africa||35||33||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)
|IVA Richards||West Indies||23||21||1013||181||63.31||85.05||3||5|
|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)
|HH Gibbs||South Africa||35||33||1527||143||54.53||86.81||5||9|
(Stats as on June 8th, 2017)