Full name Rishi Dhawan
Born February 19, 1990, Mandi, Himachal Pradesh
Current age 27 years 35 days
Major teams India, Himachal Pradesh, Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai Indians
Playing role Allrounder
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
|ODI debut||Australia v India at Melbourne, Jan 17, 2016 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia v India at Sydney, Jan 23, 2016 scorecard|
|Only T20I||Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 18, 2016 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Himachal Pradesh v Tamil Nadu at Dharamsala, Nov 24-27, 2009 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Haryana v Himachal Pradesh at Valsad, Nov 29-Dec 2, 2016 scorecard|
|List A debut||Himachal Pradesh v Services at Delhi, Feb 26, 2008 scorecard|
|Last List A||Australia v India at Sydney, Jan 23, 2016 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Delhi v Himachal Pradesh at Delhi, Apr 3, 2007 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Himachal Pradesh v Punjab at Dharamsala, Feb 2, 2017 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1/31, 18*||H. Pradesh||v Punjab||Dharamsala||2 Feb 2017||T20|
|0/24, 4||H. Pradesh||v J + K||Nadaun||1 Feb 2017||T20|
|37*, 1/25||H. Pradesh||v Delhi||Nadaun||31 Jan 2017||T20|
|2/23, 3*||H. Pradesh||v Haryana||Dharamsala||30 Jan 2017||T20|
|37*, 0/23||H. Pradesh||v Services||Dharamsala||29 Jan 2017||T20|
|3/138, 10, 0/16||H. Pradesh||v Haryana||Valsad||29 Nov 2016||FC|
|5/82, 0, 1/60||H. Pradesh||v Services||Surat||21 Nov 2016||FC|
|1/55, 7, 0/25, 41*||H. Pradesh||v Chhattisgarh||Kanpur||13 Nov 2016||FC|
|1/43, 79*, 1/56||H. Pradesh||v J + K||Ranchi||5 Nov 2016||FC|
|9, 7/50, 20, 1/63||H. Pradesh||v Hyderabad||Guwahati||27 Oct 2016||FC|
Rishi Dhawan graduated from being an opening batsman in junior cricket to a seam-bowling allrounder, who largely relies on slow variations and cutters. His domestic performances for Himachal Pradesh, a bulk of which came in seamer-friendly conditions in Dharamsala, earned him an ODI debut during the limited-overs series in Australia in January 2016.
He first hit the headlines as a 16-year-old in 2006, when he scored 340 for Himachal Pradesh in an Under-19 match against Railways in the Cooch Behar Trophy. Three years later, he was fast-tracked into the first-class setup, where his bowling performances overshadowed his batting. Dhawan finished the 2013-14 Ranji Trophy as the highest wicket-taker - 49 from eight matches - and earned an India A call-up for a limited-overs tour of Australia in July 2014. He showcased his batting potential in the final there by scoring an unbeaten 56 at No. 7 to help India A clinch the title. His continued good form in the Ranji Trophy season that followed, that fetched him 40 wickets, put him on the selection radar for the senior team.
Dhawan's IPL career hasn't hit the high notes though. After two years on the fringes with Mumbai Indians, he was signed by Kings XI Punjab for INR 3 crores in 2014. His performances have been steady, if not spectacular, having been used mainly as a stop-gap bowling option. He was retained ahead of the 2016 auction.
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