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England v India, 3rd Investec Test, Ageas Bowl, 4th day

Bonds strong, results weak for Vijay and Dhawan

Jul 30, 2014: For all their looking out for each other, M Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan have still not added fifty in an innings outside Asia.

Sidharth Monga at the Ageas Bowl

England v India, 3rd Investec Test, Ageas Bowl, 1st day

India's slipshod slips

Jul 27, 2014: Ravindra Jadeja's drop of Alastair Cook was indicative of the challenge India face in establishing a reliable cordon

Sidharth Monga at the Ageas Bowl

India in England 2014

Five key head-to-heads

Jul 7, 2014: From two embattled captains to the challenge for India's openers against the new ball, ESPNcricinfo picks five contests that could determine the series

Alan Gardner

India in England 2014

'They know how to work around techniques not suited to English conditions'

Jul 5, 2014: Sanjay Manjrekar analyses the strengths and weaknesses of India's top-order contenders touring England

Sanjay Manjrekar

Leicestershire v Indians, Leicester, 1st day

Top order leads Indians' solid effort

Jun 26, 2014: Fifties from Gautam Gambhir, Shikhar Dhawan and Cheteshwar Pujara lifted Indians to 333 on the first day of their tour match against Leicestershire

The Report by Nagraj Gollapudi in Leicester

Wisden Cricketers of the Year 2014

Shikhar Dhawan

Apr 9, 2014: Tall, lean, and with an upright, still stance, Dhawan is always looking to create scoring opportunities

Sharda Ugra

Bangladesh v India, World T20, Group 2, Mirpur

Technique, expectations challenge India openers

Mar 27, 2014: With India's bowling coming good in the World Twenty20, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have not been tested but they need to sort their techniques and mindsets to match their ODI successes

Abhishek Purohit

IPL 2014

Dhawan to lead Sunrisers in IPL 2014

Mar 24, 2014: Shikhar Dhawan will lead Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2014, while Darren Sammy, West Indies' T20 captain, has been appointed vice-captain

ESPNcricinfo staff

Statsguru Awards

A South Africa show

Mar 14, 2014: The players of 2013, as decided by the numbers. Also starring George Bailey, Saeed Ajmal, and Virat Kohli

S Rajesh

Test batting winner

Shikhar takes the stage

Mar 14, 2014: One of the most incandescent debuts of the year came from a player who was on his way towards becoming a domestic workhorse

Sharda Ugra

India news

Dhawan better off after South Africa 'setback'

Mar 11, 2014: Shikhar Dhawan has said the "setback" in South Africa made him introspect and work further on his batting, which bore results in New Zealand

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v Sri Lanka, Asia Cup, Fatullah

Sangakkara ton gives Sri Lanka tense win

Feb 28, 2014: Kumar Sangakkara made an under-pressure century to steer Sri Lanka to their second straight win and to the brink of a place in the Asia Cup finals

The Report by Siddarth Ravindran

New Zealand v India, 2nd Test, Wellington, 1st day

India surge through impressive Ishant

Feb 14, 2014: The much-maligned Ishant Sharma continued to confound his critics by registering personal best of 6 for 51 to help bowl New Zealand out for 192

The Report by Sidharth Monga

New Zealand v India, 2nd Test, Wellington

'Calmer' Dhawan ready for Wellington

Feb 13, 2014: Shikhar Dhawan said playing straight and being patient would be key to succeeding in New Zealand pitches and said the fightback in Auckland gave India confidence going into the second Test

Abhishek Purohit in Wellington

New Zealand v India, 1st Test, Auckland, 4th day

Dhawan finally curbs aggressive instinct

Feb 10, 2014: Shikhar Dhawan's impatience in Tests has been his major shortcoming, but his fighting century in Auckland proved that he may yet have it in him to cut it at the longest format

Abhishek Purohit in Auckland

IPL 2014 news

Sunrisers retain Dhawan and Steyn

Jan 10, 2014: Sunrisers Hyderabad have retained India batsman Shikhar Dhawan and South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn ahead of the IPL 2014 auction. They will have two right-to-match cards available to them at the auction, on February 12

ESPNcricinfo staff

India in South Africa 2013-14

Less strike, more success for Dhawan

Dec 2, 2013: Shikhar Dhawan has the uncanny knack of appearing dominant while, the stats show, facing as few balls as possible. Perhaps his ability to deftly manoeuvre the strike during tricky periods is something that has contributed to his fine run

Sidharth Monga

India in South Africa 2013-14

Dhawan ready for SA challenge

Nov 30, 2013: Shikhar Dhawan believes the experience of playing top fast bowlers in the IPL and the recent ODI series against Australia has helped the Indian batsmen to overcome nerves, which is likely to hold them in good stead in South Africa

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v West Indies, 3rd ODI, Kanpur

Lost best opportunity to win series in India - Bravo

Nov 27, 2013: Dwayne Bravo, the West Indies captain, has said his team lost a great opportunity to win a series in India, having lost the Kanpur ODI by five wickets

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v West Indies, 3rd ODI, Kanpur

All too easy for India in the decider

Nov 27, 2013: Against a moderate West Indies total and a mediocre West Indies attack, India ambled to victory on the back of another Shikhar Dhawan century

The Report by Siddarth Ravindran
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