Dinesh Karthik      

Full name Krishnakumar Dinesh Karthik

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

Current age 29 years 153 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 120 179 11 6764 213 40.26 11678 57.92 19 31 295 30
List A 167 145 23 4352 154* 35.67 4796 90.74 6 23 141 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 120 114 125 0 - - - 6.57 - 0 0 0
List A 167 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 East Zone v South Zone at Rohtak, Oct 22-25, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 2002/03
Last List A North Zone v South Zone at Visakhapatnam, Mar 24, 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
9, 1c/0s, 0c/0s South Zone v East Zone Rohtak 22 Oct 2014 FC
13, 1c/0s Daredevils v Kings XI Mohali 25 May 2014 T20
2c/0s, 7 Daredevils v Mum Indians Mumbai 23 May 2014 T20
69, 0c/0s Daredevils v Kings XI Delhi 19 May 2014 T20
0c/1s, 3 Daredevils v Royals Ahmedabad 15 May 2014 T20
1 Daredevils v RCB Bangalore 13 May 2014 T20
39, 0c/0s Daredevils v Sunrisers Delhi 10 May 2014 T20
36, 1c/0s Daredevils v KKR Delhi 7 May 2014 T20
51, 0c/0s Daredevils v Super Kings Delhi 5 May 2014 T20
12, 0c/1s Daredevils v Royals Delhi 3 May 2014 T20
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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May 25, 2014

Dinesh Karthik composes himself, Kings XI Punjab v Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2014, Mohali, May 25, 2014

Dinesh Karthik composes himself

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May 23, 2014

Dinesh Karthik paid for a bit of unorthodoxy, Mumbai Indians v Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2014, Mumbai, May 23, 2014

Dinesh Karthik paid for a bit of unorthodoxy

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May 19, 2014

Kevin Pietersen and Dinesh Karthik shared a 71-run partnership, Delhi Daredevils v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2014, Delhi, May 19, 2014

Kevin Pietersen and Dinesh Karthik shared a 71-run partnership

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Tournament Results
North Zone v West Zone at Vadodara - Mar 9, 2010
North Zone won by 49 runs
Central Zone v West Zone at Vadodara - Mar 8, 2010
West Zone won by 216 runs
East Zone v North Zone at Vadodara - Mar 7, 2010
North Zone won by 8 wickets (with 73 balls remaining)
Central Zone v South Zone at Vadodara - Mar 6, 2010
Central Zone won by 7 wickets (with 65 balls remaining)
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