Gautam Gambhir      

Full name Gautam Gambhir

Born October 14, 1981, Delhi

Current age 35 years 56 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 58 104 5 4154 206 41.95 8067 51.49 9 22 518 10 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 185 312 24 14154 233* 49.14 39 65 104 0
List A 283 276 19 9385 150* 36.51 19 57 75 0
Twenty20 211 207 19 5382 93 28.62 4455 120.80 0 44 622 76 42 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 58 1 12 4 0 - - - 2.00 - 0 0 0
ODIs 147 1 6 13 0 - - - 13.00 - 0 0 0
T20Is 37 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 185 397 281 7 3/12 40.14 4.24 56.7 0 0
List A 283 37 36 1 1/7 1/7 36.00 5.83 37.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 211 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut India v Australia at Mumbai, Nov 3-5, 2004 scorecard
Last Test India v England at Rajkot, Nov 9-13, 2016 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 Vidarbha at Chennai, Nov 29-Dec 2, 2016 scorecard
List A debut 2000/01
Last List A Delhi v Gujarat at Bangalore, Dec 28, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Delhi v Himachal Pradesh at Delhi, Apr 3, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kolkata Knight Riders at Delhi, May 25, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
22 Delhi v Vidarbha Chennai 29 Nov 2016 FC
10, 2 Delhi v Rajasthan Wayanad 21 Nov 2016 FC
29, 0 India v England Rajkot 9 Nov 2016 Test # 2232
147 Delhi v Odisha Mohali 27 Oct 2016 FC
2, 2 Delhi v Karnataka Kolkata 20 Oct 2016 FC
29, 50 India v New Zealand Indore 8 Oct 2016 Test # 2223
94, 36 India Blue v India Red Greater Noida 10 Sep 2016 FC
90, 59 India Blue v India Green Greater Noida 4 Sep 2016 FC
77 India Blue v India Red Greater Noida 29 Aug 2016 FC
28 KKR v Sunrisers Delhi 25 May 2016 T20
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. Still, with over 10000 runs from his 56 Tests, 147 ODIs and 37 T20Is - not to mention leading Kolkata Knight Riders to two IPL titles - Gambhir has been a grand contributor to Indian cricket Gambhir almost did not 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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Nov 21, 2016

Gautam Gambhir and Shikhar Dhawan take a run, Delhi v Rajasthan, Ranji Trophy 2016-17, Group B, Wayanad, 1st day, November 21, 2016

Gautam Gambhir and Shikhar Dhawan take a run

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Nov 11, 2016

Gautam Gambhir was lbw after moving too far across his crease, India v England, 1st Test, Rajkot, 3rd day, November 11, 2016

Gautam Gambhir was lbw after moving too far across his crease

© Associated Press

Nov 10, 2016

Stuart Broad is deep in thought while India's openers scamper for runs, India v England, 1st Test, Rajkot, 2nd day, November 10, 2016

Stuart Broad is deep in thought while India's openers scamper for runs

© Associated Press

Notes

ICC Test Player of the Year 2009

Series Results
England v Bangladesh at Birmingham - Jul 12, 2010
England won by 144 runs
England v Bangladesh at Bristol - Jul 10, 2010
Bangladesh won by 5 runs
England v Bangladesh at Nottingham - Jul 8, 2010
England won by 6 wickets (with 29 balls remaining)
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