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Dinesh Karthik      

Full name Krishnakumar Dinesh Karthik

Born June 1, 1985, Madras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu

Current age 29 years 275 days

Major teams India, Delhi Daredevils, India A, India Blue, India Under-19s, Indian Board President's XI, Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai Indians, South Zone, Tamil Nadu

Also known as Dinesh

Playing role Wicketkeeper batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Krishnakumar Dinesh Karthik
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 23 37 1 1000 129 27.77 2000 50.00 1 7 132 4 51 5
ODIs 71 60 13 1313 79 27.93 1793 73.22 0 7 138 12 49 7
T20Is 9 8 2 100 31* 16.66 88 113.63 0 0 14 1 5 2
First-class 131 198 14 7517 213 40.85 13092 57.41 22 33 310 35
List A 171 149 23 4481 154* 35.56 4957 90.39 6 24 145 29
Twenty20 161 144 20 3129 90* 25.23 2432 128.65 0 15 308 90 90 35
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 23 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 71 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 131 114 125 0 - - - 6.57 - 0 0 0
List A 171 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 161 1 12 10 1 1/10 1/10 10.00 5.00 12.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v Australia at Mumbai, Nov 3-5, 2004 scorecard
Last Test Bangladesh v India at Chittagong, Jan 17-21, 2010 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v India at Lord's, Sep 5, 2004 scorecard
Last ODI Afghanistan v India at Dhaka, Mar 5, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut South Africa v India at Johannesburg, Dec 1, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I India v Sri Lanka at Gros Islet, May 11, 2010 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2002/03
Last First-class Maharashtra v Tamil Nadu at Kolkata, Feb 25-Mar 1, 2015 scorecard
List A debut 2002/03
Last List A Goa v Tamil Nadu at Secunderabad, Nov 11, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut South Africa v India at Johannesburg, Dec 1, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Kings XI Punjab v Delhi Daredevils at Mohali, May 25, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
113, 2c/0s Tamil Nadu v Maharashtra Kolkata 25 Feb 2015 FC
4, 2c/0s, 64, 1c/0s Tamil Nadu v Vidarbha Jaipur 16 Feb 2015 FC
1c/0s, 23, 1c/0s, 35 Tamil Nadu v Baroda Vadodara 6 Feb 2015 FC
0c/1s, 43, 1c/0s Tamil Nadu v Mumbai Chennai 21 Jan 2015 FC
19 Tamil Nadu v U. Pradesh Chennai 13 Jan 2015 FC
92, 0c/1s, 103* Tamil Nadu v Bengal Kolkata 5 Jan 2015 FC
15, 35* Tamil Nadu v Railways Chennai 28 Dec 2014 FC
6, 129 Tamil Nadu v M. Pradesh Chennai 21 Dec 2014 FC
9, 24* Tamil Nadu v J + K Dindgul 14 Dec 2014 FC
3c/0s, 38, 0c/0s, 1 Tamil Nadu v Karnataka Bangalore 7 Dec 2014 FC
Profile

It took just one season for Dinesh Karthik to transform from an obscure second-choice wicketkeeper for Tamil Nadu to a serious contender for a berth in the Indian squad. Karthik may be a cherub-faced, shy boy off the field, but he has shown his ability to attack under pressure, and improvise, on it. As a 17-year-old playing his first season in 2002, he showed glimpses of his batting talent but his wicketkeeping wasn't up to scratch, resulting in him being dropped for the Ranji Trophy knockout matches. However, his impressive showing in the Under-19 World Cup in Dhaka - including a whirlwind 70 in a must-win game against Sri Lanka - two vital hundreds in the Ranji Trophy knock-out and an improved showing behind the stumps resulted in him emerging as a contender for the national squad. He was picked in the Indian one-day squad, as replacement for Parthiv Patel, in August 2004, and made his debut in a NatWest Challenge game against England where he pulled off a superb stumping. Shortly afterwards, he was called up to make his Test debut against Australia in the fourth Test at Mumbai. After managing just one fifty in ten Tests, he was axed in favour of the flamboyant Mahendra Singh Dhoni but he returned for India's tour to South Africa towards the end of 2006. He cemented his place in both Tests and ODIs and was chosen for the Bangladesh tour, India's first assignment after the forgettable World Cup, as a specialist Test opener. He scored his maiden Test ton in the second Test in Dhaka. Soon, though, Dhoni became irreplaceable and he got to play for India only when Dhoni rested. On one such occasion, in the 2008 tour of Sri Lanka, he was ordinary behind the stumps. He did have a good season in domestic cricket in 2008-09, though, keeping in tact his status of second-choice keeper, ahead of Parthiv. He scored three centuries in Ranji Trophy and captained Tamil Nadu through to the semi-final, and followed it up with two centuries in two Duleep Trophy matches. That earned him a comeback to all three Indian squads for the tour of New Zealand, but his middling performances continued over the following year meaning he could not cement his place in the team. He fell out of contention for about three years, until a fine 2012-2013 domestic season - including the IPL, for Mumbai Indians - got him back into the ODI side for the 2013 Champions Trophy in England.
Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

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Jan 5, 2015

Ashok Dinda leaps after dismissing Dinesh Karthik for 92, Bengal v Tamil Nadu, Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Group A, Kolkata, January 5, 2015

Ashok Dinda leaps after dismissing Dinesh Karthik for 92

© PTI

Jan 5, 2015

Dinesh Karthik is congratulated for his fifty by R Prasanna, Bengal v Tamil Nadu, Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Group A, Kolkata, January 5, 2015

Dinesh Karthik is congratulated for his fifty by R Prasanna

© PTI

Dec 24, 2014

Dinesh Karthik struck a rapid century while following-on, Tamil Nadu v Madhya Pradesh, Ranji Trophy, Group A, Chennai, 4th day, December 24, 2014

Dinesh Karthik struck a rapid century while following-on

© Sivaraman Kitta

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Mar 17-21, 2015 (04:00 GMT | 16:35 EDT | 15:35 CDT | 13:35 PDT)
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