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India v South Africa, 4th Test, Delhi, 3rd day

Dhawan's doggedness better than numbers suggest

Dec 5, 2015: After scoring a pair in Mohali, Shikhar Dhawan has tightened his game and backed his defence, but the challenge to convert the disciplined efforts into big innings still remains

Sidharth Monga in Delhi

What's Shikhar Dhawan's problem?

Nov 24, 2015: He goes through long barren patches between big scores. Can he change his technique without harming his fast-paced batting?

Aakash Chopra

India's T20 line-up problem

Oct 7, 2015: It is one of their great strengths to be able to take the same foundation into every format, but in the shortest, it just might also be a weakness

Sidharth Monga

India A v Bangladesh A, 3rd day, Bangalore

T20 batting on Dhawan's mind during century

Sep 29, 2015: India A captain Shikhar Dhawan, who scored 150 off 146 balls, said he shifted from Test to T20 mode once he passed fifty in India A's innings

Sidharth Monga in Bangalore

India A v Bangladesh A, 1st day, Bangalore

Unbeaten ton for Dhawan after visitors' 228

Sep 27, 2015: After Varun Aaron's four wickets helped India A bowl Bangladesh A out for 228, Shikhar Dhawan struck an unbeaten 116 off 112 balls to take the hosts close to the lead

The Report by Sidharth Monga in Bangalore

India A v Bangladesh A, Bangalore

A fitness test for Dhawan, an audition for India hopefuls

Sep 26, 2015: While Shikhar Dhawan will be keen to prove his fitness, Karun Nair, Naman Ojha, Ravindra Jadeja, and Varun Aaron will look to stake their claims for international matches later in the home season

Sidharth Monga

'You should feel comfortable inside the dressing room to do well outside'

Sep 21, 2015: M Vijay opens up about what makes him happy, the life lessons he taught himself as a teenager, and his approach to batting

Interview by Arun Venugopal

India news

Dhawan to lead India A squad against Bangladesh A

Sep 9, 2015: India opener Shikhar Dhawan has been named captain of the A squad to play a three-day match against Bangladesh A in September

ESPNcricinfo staff

India in Sri Lanka 2015

Dhawan ruled out of Sri Lanka tour

Aug 17, 2015: Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of India's remaining two Tests against Sri Lanka after fracturing his right hand

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day

Restrained Dhawan tunes out the noise

Aug 13, 2015: Judicious shot selection and an ability to forget the previous ball were prominent features of Shikhar Dhawan's innings of studied breeziness

Sharda Ugra in Galle

Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day

Spinners cap India's day of batting domination

Aug 13, 2015: India didn't quite bat Sri Lanka out of the game, taking a 192-run lead, but their spinners removed the Sri Lanka openers in four available overs to threaten a three-day finish

The Report by Sidharth Monga

Dhawan or Rahul?

Jun 16, 2015: It's not an easy choice for India as they go into a long home season

Aakash Chopra

Bangladesh v India, only Test, Fatullah, 3rd day

Vijay, Dhawan in rare opening feat

Jun 12, 2015: Stats highlights from the third day of the one-off Test between Bangladesh and India in Fatullah

Bishen Jeswant

Bangladesh v India, only Test, Fatullah, 1st day

Dhawan's alternative means to boss the opposition

Jun 10, 2015: He tempered his natural inclinations just enough that when the boundary wasn't the prudent option, he was still able to make the best of every ball available

Alagappan Muthu in Fatullah

Bangladesh v India, only Test, Fatullah, 1st day

Dhawan's comeback 150 lights up rainy day

Jun 10, 2015: Shikhar Dhawan scored a rapid 150 on Test comeback, and was complemented by M Vijay's sedate 89, as India raced to 239 for 0 on a rain-hit day

The Report by Sidharth Monga

IPL 2015

Middle-order bluntness holds Sunrisers back

Apr 17, 2015: A top-heavy line-up means that whenever Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner fail to get going, the team is often forced to rely on their bowlers to defend below-par totals

Arun Venugopal

Elegy for runlessness

Mar 18, 2015: Chatara to Dhawan: six balls, no runs, six paragraphs. There's a certain poetry about the maiden over

Christian Ryan

India v Zimbabwe, Group B, Auckland

Middle-order masterclass hides troubles at the top

Mar 14, 2015: In an otherwise strong campaign, India will be wary of the fact that their openers have struggled to come out firing and are time and again being bailed out by others down the order

Sharda Ugra at Eden Park

India v West Indies, World Cup 2015, Group B, Perth

Dominant India in need of a challenge

Mar 5, 2015: They coasted through the group stages and appear one of the teams to beat. But going into the knockouts, they might prefer to be put under a bit more pressure to see how they react

Abhishek Purohit in Perth

India v South Africa, World Cup 2015, Group B, Melbourne

Best against SA and the most expensive for them

Feb 22, 2015: Stats highlights from the Group B match between India and South Africa at the MCG on February 22

Shiva Jayaraman
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