Virender Sehwag      

Full name Virender Sehwag

Born October 20, 1978, Delhi

Current age 35 years 186 days

Major teams India, Asia XI, Delhi, Delhi Daredevils, ICC World XI, India Blue, Kings XI Punjab, Leicestershire, Marylebone Cricket Club, Rajasthan Cricket Association President's XI

Playing role Top-order batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Virender Sehwag
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 104 180 6 8586 319 49.34 10441 82.23 23 32 1233 91 91 0
ODIs 251 245 9 8273 219 35.05 7929 104.33 15 38 1132 136 93 0
T20Is 19 18 0 394 68 21.88 271 145.38 0 2 43 16 2 0
First-class 180 300 11 13616 319 47.11 39 51 156 0
List A 326 315 14 10323 219 34.29 16 56 118 0
Twenty20 127 125 6 3315 119 27.85 2194 151.09 1 21 404 118 36 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 104 91 3731 1894 40 5/104 5/118 47.35 3.04 93.2 0 1 0
ODIs 251 146 4392 3853 96 4/6 4/6 40.13 5.26 45.7 1 0 0
T20Is 19 1 6 20 0 - - - 20.00 - 0 0 0
First-class 180 8554 4440 105 5/104 42.28 3.11 81.4 1 0
List A 326 6009 5154 142 4/6 4/6 36.29 5.14 42.3 3 0 0
Twenty20 127 26 346 478 22 3/14 3/14 21.72 8.28 15.7 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v India at Bloemfontein, Nov 3-6, 2001 scorecard
Last Test India v Australia at Hyderabad (Deccan), Mar 2-5, 2013 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v Pakistan at Mohali, Apr 1, 1999 scorecard
Last ODI India v Pakistan at Kolkata, Jan 3, 2013 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut South Africa v India at Johannesburg, Dec 1, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I India v South Africa at Colombo (RPS), Oct 2, 2012 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1997/98
Last First-class Durham v Marylebone Cricket Club at Abu Dhabi, Mar 23-26, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 1997/98
Last List A Delhi v Punjab at Delhi, Mar 1, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Leicestershire v Yorkshire at Leicester, Jun 16, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Punjab T20 v Hyderabad T20 at Sharjah, Apr 22, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
30 Punjab T20 v Hyderabad Sharjah 22 Apr 2014 T20
2 Punjab T20 v Rajasthan Sharjah 20 Apr 2014 T20
19 Punjab T20 v Chennai T20 Abu Dhabi 18 Apr 2014 T20
49 Delhi v Haryana Chandigarh 4 Apr 2014 T20
67 Delhi v Punjab Mohali 3 Apr 2014 T20
22 Delhi v J + K Chandigarh 2 Apr 2014 T20
42 Delhi v H. Pradesh Mohali 1 Apr 2014 T20
5, 109 M.C.C. v Durham Abu Dhabi 23 Mar 2014 FC
10 Delhi v Punjab Delhi 1 Mar 2014 LA
15, 0/8 Delhi v J + K Delhi 27 Feb 2014 LA
Profile

Virender Sehwag has constructed an extraordinary career with a relentless quest, and a genius, for boundary hitting. With minimal footwork but maximum intent, he has piled Test runs at a faster pace than anyone in the history of cricket. Bowlers must always fancy their chances against a batsman who plays so many strokes; it's just that Sehwag fancies his chances against them much more.

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Timeline
    • April 1, 1999
      A forgettable first bow
      • Makes his first appearance at the international level, as an allrounder batting at No .7, in a one-dayer against Pakistan in Mohali. The 20-year-old hardly looks athletic and flops with bat and ball
    • March 25, 2001
      Making a mark
      • His first game-changing performance at the international level comes in a one-dayer against Australia in Bangalore. A rapid half-century and three important wickets help snap Australia's run of 10 one-day victories
    • August 2, 2001
      Here comes the hard-hitter
      • Asked to open the innings in the absence of Sachin Tendulkar, to whom he is compared early in his career, he hammers a 69-ball century against New Zealand at the Sinhalese Sports Club to easily steer India to the target of 265 and a place in the final of the Coca-Cola Cup
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Apr 22, 2014

Virender Sehwag goes over the top, Kings XI Punjab v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2014, Sharjah, April 22, 2014

Virender Sehwag goes over the top

© BCCI

Apr 18, 2014

Virender Sehwag was aggressive on his Punjab debut, Chennai Super Kings v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2014, Abu Dhabi, April 18, 2014

Virender Sehwag was aggressive on his Punjab debut

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Mar 26, 2014

Virender Sehwag on his way to a century for MCC, Durham v MCC, Champion County Match, Abu Dhabi, 4th day, March, 26, 2014

Virender Sehwag on his way to a century for MCC

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Notes

Wisden Leading Cricketer, 2009

Wisden Leading Cricketer, 2010

ICC Test Player of the Year 2010

Series Results
India v Australia at Delhi - Mar 22-24, 2013
India won by 6 wickets
India v Australia at Mohali - Mar 14-18, 2013
India won by 6 wickets
India v Australia at Hyderabad (Deccan) - Mar 2-5, 2013
India won by an innings and 135 runs
India v Australia at Chennai - Feb 22-26, 2013
India won by 8 wickets
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