Gautam Gambhir      

Full name Gautam Gambhir

Born October 14, 1981, Delhi

Current age 35 years 136 days

Major teams India, Delhi, Delhi Daredevils, Essex, India Red, Indian Board President's XI, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Cricket Association President's XI

Playing role Top-order batsman

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Gautam Gambhir
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 58 104 5 4154 206 41.95 8067 51.49 9 22 518 10 38 0
ODIs 147 143 11 5238 150* 39.68 6144 85.25 11 34 561 17 36 0
T20Is 37 36 2 932 75 27.41 783 119.02 0 7 109 10 11 0
First-class 186 314 24 14204 233* 48.97 39 65 105 0
List A 285 278 19 9436 150* 36.43 19 58 76 0
Twenty20 220 216 19 5647 93 28.66 4663 121.10 0 47 659 77 43 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 58 1 12 4 0 - - - 2.00 - 0 0 0
ODIs 147 1 6 13 0 - - - 13.00 - 0 0 0
T20Is 37 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 186 397 281 7 3/12 40.14 4.24 56.7 0 0
List A 285 37 36 1 1/7 1/7 36.00 5.83 37.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 220 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut India v Australia at Mumbai, Nov 3-5, 2004 scorecard
Last Test India v England at Rajkot, Nov 9-13, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Bangladesh v India at Dhaka, Apr 11, 2003 scorecard
Last ODI India v England at Dharamsala, Jan 27, 2013 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut India v Scotland at Durban, Sep 13, 2007 scorecard
Last T20I India v Pakistan at Ahmedabad, Dec 28, 2012 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1999/00
Last First-class Delhi v Saurashtra at Vadodara, Dec 7-10, 2016 scorecard
List A debut 2000/01
Last List A Delhi v Himachal Pradesh at Bhubaneswar, Feb 26, 2017 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Delhi v Himachal Pradesh at Delhi, Apr 3, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 East Zone v North Zone at Mumbai, Feb 16, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0 Delhi v H. Pradesh Bhubaneswar 26 Feb 2017 LA
51 Delhi v Tamil Nadu Cuttack 25 Feb 2017 LA
20 North Zone v East Zone Mumbai 16 Feb 2017 T20
20 North Zone v Central Zone Mumbai 15 Feb 2017 T20
60 North Zone v West Zone Mumbai 13 Feb 2017 T20
81 North Zone v South Zone Mumbai 12 Feb 2017 T20
11 Delhi v Services Dharamsala 2 Feb 2017 T20
61 Delhi v Haryana Dharamsala 1 Feb 2017 T20
6 Delhi v H. Pradesh Nadaun 31 Jan 2017 T20
5 Delhi v Punjab Dharamsala 30 Jan 2017 T20
Profile

Feisty and firm, capricious and correct, insatiable and insecure, Gautam Gambhir was one of the most complete batsmen between 2008 and the 2011 World Cup. He opened well in all three forms of the game. He could be more aggressive than Virender Sehwag, played the kind of back-to-the-wall innings that would do Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman proud, and accumulated without taking any risks, much like Sachin Tendulkar has been doing in the last quarter of his career. Either side of that period, though, lived disappointment with his technical flaws dominating his other attributes. Still, with over 10000 runs from his 56 Tests, 147 ODIs and 37 T20Is - not to mention leading Kolkata Knight Riders to two IPL titles - Gambhir has been a grand contributor to Indian cricket Gambhir almost did not make it, "not wanting to play anymore" when he was dropped for the 2007 World Cup. For about eight first years of his career, he was the domestic cheque that would not be honoured at international level. While the bowlers on the Ranji circuit swore by this little left-hand batsman, he had just two international centuries to show after 13 Tests and 19 ODIs when he was left out of the World Cup party.
He came back with massive runs in domestic cricket, a few important technical adjustments, and with the reputation of being the best player of spin in India, outside the international side. A century in his second ODI back and a final-winning fifty in the inaugural World Twenty20 paved the way for his Test return. Test fifties against Murali and Mendis in the summer of Murali and Mendis in 2008 told him he belonged. In his next 13 Tests, he scored eight centuries: centuries to set up wins, centuries to bat opposition out, and centuries to hold on for draws, including the near 11-hour marathon in Napier. The Arjuna Award came his way, the ICC named him the Test player of 2009, but much more tellingly Sehwag called him the best Indian Test opener since Sunil Gavaskar. He scored a match-winning 97 in the 2011 World Cup final.

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Timeline
    • 1999-2000
      Disappointment, and breakthrough
      • Is not picked for the Under-19 World Cup that India win in Sri Lanka, but makes his first-class debut for Delhi as an 18-year-old. Manages a fifty in the two matches he gets in his first season.
    • January-February, 2002
      Two matches, two doubles
      • Has cemented his place in the Delhi side with a spate of fifties, but the big ones arrive in his third season. Scores 214 against Railways, and is selected for the Board President's XI to play the touring Zimbabweans. Smashes a 284-ball 218 out of a total of 361 for 3 decl.
    • April 2003
      International entry but short stay
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Feb 12, 2017

Gautam Gambhir plays a pull shot, North Zone v South Zone, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, February 12, 2017

Gautam Gambhir plays a pull shot

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Jan 29, 2017

Gautam Gambhir walks back after being dismissed, Delhi v Jammu & Kashmir, Inter State Twenty-20 Tournament, Dharamsala, January 29, 2017

Gautam Gambhir walks back after being dismissed

© Shailesh Bhatnagar

Nov 21, 2016

Gautam Gambhir and Shikhar Dhawan take a run, Delhi v Rajasthan, Ranji Trophy 2016-17, Group B, Wayanad, 1st day, November 21, 2016

Gautam Gambhir and Shikhar Dhawan take a run

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Notes

ICC Test Player of the Year 2009

Tournament Results
Sri Lanka v India at Dambulla - Jun 24, 2010
India won by 81 runs
Sri Lanka v India at Dambulla - Jun 22, 2010
Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
Bangladesh v Pakistan at Dambulla - Jun 21, 2010
Pakistan won by 139 runs
India v Pakistan at Dambulla - Jun 19, 2010
India won by 3 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Dambulla - Jun 18, 2010
Sri Lanka won by 126 runs
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