Full name Gaurav Dhiman
Born December 16, 1986, New Delhi
Current age 30 years 97 days
Major teams India Under-15s, India Under-19s, Karnataka Under-19s, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore
Playing role Allrounder
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|Only First-class||Karnataka v Tamil Nadu at Bengaluru, Jan 2-5, 2007 scorecard|
|List A debut||Haryana v Karnataka at Kanpur, Mar 14, 2006 scorecard|
|Last List A||Karnataka v Rajasthan at Delhi, Mar 21, 2007 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|10||Bellary||v Panthers||Hubballi||10 Sep 2014||Other T20|
|26, 0/4||Bellary||v Mysore-W||Bengaluru||7 Sep 2014||Other T20|
|4||Bellary||v Bulls||Mysore||30 Aug 2014||Other T20|
|0||Bulls||v Maharaajas||Bengaluru||23 Sep 2010||Other T20|
|29||Bulls||v Gladiators||Bengaluru||21 Sep 2010||Other T20|
|0||Bulls||v Panthers||Bengaluru||20 Sep 2010||Other T20|
|34||Bulls||v Mangalore||Bengaluru||19 Sep 2010||Other T20|
|17||Bulls||v Provident||Bengaluru||16 Sep 2010||Other T20|
|27||India||v Pakistan||Kowloon||31 Oct 2009||Other OD|
|14||Bulls||v Provident||Bengaluru||22 Sep 2009||Other T20|
Occasionally a player comes along who has the X-factor, the ability to turn a game single-handedly. From what little we have seen of him so far, Dhiman has that quality. Batting is his major suit and he is a fierce striker of the ball, with more than a hint of Virender Sehwag, or even Shahid Afridi, in his make-up. Throw in his nippy medium pace, and ability to get the breakthroughs, and he is an enticing prospect for the future.
A blazing 56-ball 74 against West Indies in this year's Under-19 World Cup demonstrated his ability; now the challenge before him is to add responsibility to abundant talent and rein himself in when he needs to.
Andrew McGlashan (June 2006)
Stats highlights from the fourth day in Ranchi, where Cheteshwar Pujara batted for ages and the Australians toiled like they haven't had to in many years
For the third time this home season, the team took the lead after its opposition put up 400 batting first but the Ranchi effort was special
Did Virat Kohli get his tactics right on the final day in Ranchi? Going by his fast bowlers' lines and R Ashwin's late introduction, the Indian captain took a few puzzling calls
On a pitch most suited for him on this tour, David Warner, the T20-specialist-turned-Test star, got his eye in and then played a wasteful shot. The grown-up knock came from another T20 specialist, instead: Glenn Maxwell
Sudhir Gautam, uber Tendulkar fan, is now rooting for a new sport
Three days ahead of the fourth Test, the surface at the HPCA Stadium wore a smattering of grass. Will that, or Mohammed Shami's availability, subject to fitness, change India's combination?
South Africa are set to play 14 Tests in nine months soon, so both fast bowlers, despite being sent home from New Zealand, should not lose hope
This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?
Under duress again, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim forged a match-winning partnership and contributed in the second innings to help Bangladesh create history