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MS Dhoni      

Full name Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Born July 7, 1981, Ranchi, Bihar (now Jharkhand)

Current age 35 years 86 days

Major teams India, Asia XI, Bihar, Chennai Super Kings, Jharkhand, Rising Pune Supergiants

Also known as Mahi

Playing role Wicketkeeper batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 90 144 16 4876 224 38.09 8249 59.11 6 33 544 78 256 38
ODIs 278 241 67 8918 183* 51.25 9989 89.27 9 60 691 192 261 89
T20Is 73 63 32 1112 48* 35.87 909 122.33 0 0 75 34 41 22
First-class 131 210 19 7038 224 36.84 9 47 364 57
List A 342 300 79 11100 183* 50.22 15 72 335 107
Twenty20 245 219 87 4954 73* 37.53 3648 135.80 0 18 349 208 122 60
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 90 7 96 67 0 - - - 4.18 - 0 0 0
ODIs 278 2 36 31 1 1/14 1/14 31.00 5.16 36.0 0 0 0
T20Is 73 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 131 126 87 0 - - - 4.14 - 0 0 0
List A 342 63 53 2 1/14 1/14 26.50 5.04 31.5 0 0 0
Twenty20 245 1 12 25 0 - - - 12.50 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v Sri Lanka at Chennai, Dec 2-6, 2005 scorecard
Last Test Australia v India at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Bangladesh v India at Chittagong, Dec 23, 2004 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 15, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut South Africa v India at Johannesburg, Dec 1, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I India v West Indies at Lauderhill, Aug 28, 2016 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1999/00
Last First-class Australia v India at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 1999/00
Last List A Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 15, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut South Africa v India at Johannesburg, Dec 1, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 India v West Indies at Lauderhill, Aug 28, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1c/1s India v West Indies Lauderhill 28 Aug 2016 T20I # 563
0c/0s, 43 India v West Indies Lauderhill 27 Aug 2016 T20I # 562
9, 0c/0s India v Zimbabwe Harare 22 Jun 2016 T20I # 560
0c/0s India v Zimbabwe Harare 20 Jun 2016 T20I # 559
1c/0s, 19* India v Zimbabwe Harare 18 Jun 2016 T20I # 558
1c/0s India v Zimbabwe Harare 15 Jun 2016 ODI # 3746
1c/0s India v Zimbabwe Harare 13 Jun 2016 ODI # 3744
2c/0s India v Zimbabwe Harare 11 Jun 2016 ODI # 3742
0c/0s, 64* Supergiants v Kings XI Visakhapatnam 21 May 2016 T20
0c/1s Supergiants v Daredevils Visakhapatnam 17 May 2016 T20
Profile

Barring Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni is arguably the most popular and definitely the most scrutinised cricketer from India. He has done so coming from the cricketing backwaters, the mining state of Jharkhand, and through a home-made batting and wicketkeeping technique, and a style of captaincy that scales the highs and lows of both conservatism and unorthodoxy. Under Dhoni's captaincy, India have won the top prize in all formats: the No.1 Test ranking for 18 months starting December 2009, the 50-over World Cup in 2011 and the World Twenty20 on his captaincy debut in 2007.

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Timeline
    • August 16 and 19, 2004
      An "A" tour
      • Scores consecutive centuries against Pakistan A, which guide India A into the final of the triangular tournament. Is named Man of the Series.
    • December 23, Chittagong
      An uncharacteristic start
      • At 23, makes his ODI debut in Chittagong, and is run out for a duck. Finishes the three-match series with 19 runs.
    • February 8, 2005
      Missing Test selection
      • Smashes an unbeaten 102 off 96 balls for India Seniors against India B in the Challenger Series. However, Dinesh Karthik is picked to keep wicket for the forthcoming Test series against Pakistan.
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Best Performances
    • 148 v Pakistan, Visakhapatman, 2004-05
      • Dhoni is playing his fifth ODI and walks in at No. 3 after Sachin Tendulkar has fallen in the fourth over. The pitch is flat, and Dhoni cashes in in a spectacular manner. He scores his maiden ODI century, 148 off 123 balls with 15 fours and four sixes, and by the time he's done Virender Sehwag's 74 off 40 balls has been overshadowed. It is the highest score by an Indian wicketkeeper - barring Rahul Dravid - and by the time Dhoni is out, India are 289 for 4 in the 42nd over.
    • 183 v Sri Lanka, Jaipur, 2005-06
      • Sri Lanka set India a formidable 299 to win, and India lose Tendulkar in the first over. But Dhoni, promoted to No. 3, plunders 183 off 145 balls, and takes India to victory with 23 balls to spare. His innings includes 15 fours and 10 sixes, and it is the highest score by a wicketkeeper, the highest individual score batting second, and it has the highest number of runs scored in boundaries at the time.
    • 148 v Pakistan, Faisalabad 2005-06
      • After Pakistan have scored 588 in the first innings, India are in danger of conceding a massive first-innings lead after losing their top five for 281. Dhoni disregards the match situation, matched fire with fire, and what follows is a breathless knock that kills any chances of a result in the Test. A fired-up Shoaib Akhtar steams in and peppers Dhoni with a barrage of short balls, but Dhoni responds with a thrilling counterattack, hooking and pulling with aggression that almost approaches recklessness. He hits four sixes and 19 fours in his innings for 148, which take him only 153 balls. By the time he is out, India trail by only 97 runs.
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Latest Photos

Aug 28, 2016

Lendl Simmons was stumped off a wide ball from Ashwin, India v West Indies, 2nd T20I, Florida, August 28, 2016

Lendl Simmons was stumped off a wide ball from Ashwin

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Aug 27, 2016

KL Rahul and MS Dhoni run between the wickets, India v West Indies, 1st T20I, Florida, August 27, 2016

KL Rahul and MS Dhoni run between the wickets

© BCCI

Aug 27, 2016

MS Dhoni adjusts the field during West Indies' opening carnage, India v West Indies, 1st T20I, Lauderhill, August 27, 2016

MS Dhoni adjusts the field during West Indies' opening carnage

© BCCI

Notes

ICC One-Day Player of the Year 2008

ICC One-Day Player of the Year 2009

ICC Spirit of Cricket Award 2011

LG People's Choice Award 2013

Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Test: India v New Zealand at Kolkata - Sep 30-Oct 4
India 239/7 (86 ov)
Group C: Andhra v H. Pradesh at Bhubaneswar
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group B: Assam v Delhi at Vadodara
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group A: Baroda v Gujarat at Jaipur
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group C: Chhattisgarh v Tripura at Ranchi
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group C: Goa v Hyderabad at Nagpur
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group C: Haryana v Services at Mumbai (BS)
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group B: Jharkhand v Maharashtra at Delhi
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group C: Kerala v J + K at Kalyani
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group A: M. Pradesh v U. Pradesh at Bilaspur
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group A: Mumbai v Tamil Nadu at Rohtak
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group B: Odisha v Vidarbha at Visakhapatnam
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group A: Punjab v Railways at Delhi
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
Group B: Rajasthan v Saurashtra at Chennai
Oct 6-9, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT -1d | 21:00 PDT -1d)
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