Gautam Gambhir      

Full name Gautam Gambhir

Born October 14, 1981, Delhi

Current age 33 years 196 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 56 100 5 4046 206 42.58 7880 51.34 9 21 505 8 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 168 283 23 13017 233* 50.06 38 56 97 0
List A 274 268 19 9202 150* 36.95 19 56 72 0
Twenty20 179 175 17 4636 93 29.34 3814 121.55 0 39 536 68 38 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 56 1 12 4 0 - - - 2.00 - 0 0 0
ODIs 147 1 6 13 0 - - - 13.00 - 0 0 0
T20Is 37 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 168 397 281 7 3/12 40.14 4.24 56.7 0 0
List A 274 37 36 1 1/7 1/7 36.00 5.83 37.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 179 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut India v Australia at Mumbai, Nov 3-5, 2004 scorecard
Last Test England v India at The Oval, Aug 15-17, 2014 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 Mumbai at Cuttack, Feb 16-20, 2015 scorecard
List A debut 2000/01
Last List A Delhi v Mumbai at Rajkot, Nov 19, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Delhi v Himachal Pradesh at Delhi, Apr 3, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kolkata Knight Riders at Visakhapatnam, Apr 22, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
4 KKR v Sunrisers Visakhapatnam 22 Apr 2015 T20
60 KKR v Daredevils Delhi 20 Apr 2015 T20
11 KKR v Kings XI Pune 18 Apr 2015 T20
58 KKR v RCB Kolkata 11 Apr 2015 T20
57 KKR v Mum Indians Kolkata 8 Apr 2015 T20
22 Delhi v Haryana Delhi 27 Mar 2015 T20
6 Delhi v H. Pradesh Delhi 26 Mar 2015 T20
4 Delhi v Punjab Delhi 25 Mar 2015 T20
10 Delhi v J + K Delhi 24 Mar 2015 T20
5, 34 Delhi v Mumbai Cuttack 16 Feb 2015 FC
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.
Gambhir almost didn't 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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Latest Photos

Apr 20, 2015

Gautam Gambhir and Yusuf Pathan put on 65 runs for the fourth wicket, Delhi Daredevils v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2015, Delhi, April 20, 2015

Gautam Gambhir and Yusuf Pathan put on 65 runs for the fourth wicket

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Apr 20, 2015

Gautam Gambhir hits out during his 49-ball 60, Delhi Daredevils v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2015, Delhi, April 20, 2015

Gautam Gambhir hits out during his 49-ball 60

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Apr 18, 2015

Gautam Gambhir walks back after making 11, Kings XI Punjab v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2015, Pune, April 18, 2015

Gautam Gambhir walks back after making 11

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Notes

ICC Test Player of the Year 2009

Tournament Results
Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS) - Sep 14, 2009
India won by 46 runs
Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS) - Sep 12, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 139 runs
India v New Zealand at Colombo (RPS) - Sep 11, 2009
India won by 6 wickets (with 57 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (RPS) - Sep 8, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 97 runs
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