Dinesh Karthik      

Full name Krishnakumar Dinesh Karthik

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

Current age 28 years 326 days

Major teams India, Delhi Daredevils, India A, India Blue, India Under-19s, Indian Board President's XI, Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai Indians, 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 119 178 11 6755 213 40.44 11639 58.03 19 31 294 30
List A 167 145 23 4352 154* 35.67 4796 90.74 6 23 141 29
Twenty20 150 133 20 2881 90* 25.49 2237 128.78 0 13 287 81 85 33
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 23 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 71 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 119 114 125 0 - - - 6.57 - 0 0 0
List A 167 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 150 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 Karnataka v Rest of India at Bangalore, Feb 9-12, 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 Chennai T20 v Delhi T20 at Abu Dhabi, Apr 21, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1c/0s, 21 Delhi T20 v Chennai T20 Abu Dhabi 21 Apr 2014 T20
0c/0s, 56 Delhi T20 v Kolkata T20 Dubai (DSC) 19 Apr 2014 T20
0, 1c/0s Delhi T20 v Bangalore Sharjah 17 Apr 2014 T20
0c/0s, 4 Tamil Nadu v Karnataka Visakhapatnam 5 Apr 2014 T20
11, 0c/1s Tamil Nadu v Kerala Visakhapatnam 4 Apr 2014 T20
0, 1c/0s Tamil Nadu v Hyderabad Visakhapatnam 3 Apr 2014 T20
27, 1c/1s Tamil Nadu v Andhra Vizianagaram 2 Apr 2014 T20
35, 0c/0s Tamil Nadu v Goa Visakhapatnam 1 Apr 2014 T20
0c/0s, 10 South Zone v North Zone Visakhapatnam 24 Mar 2014 LA
1c/1s, 5 Tamil Nadu v Bengal Kolkata 11 Mar 2014 LA
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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Apr 21, 2014

Dinesh Karthik was bowled by R Ashwin, Chennai Super Kings v Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2014, Abu Dhabi, April 21, 2014

Dinesh Karthik was bowled by R Ashwin

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Apr 21, 2014

Dinesh Karthik drives through the off side with one hand, Chennai Super Kings v Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2014, Abu Dhabi, April 21, 2014

Dinesh Karthik drives through the off side with one hand

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Apr 19, 2014

JP Duminy hit a 35-ball 53, Kolkata Knight Riders v Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2014, Dubai

Dinesh Karthik led the Daredevils' chase with a 40-ball 56

© BCCI

Tournament Results
Super Kings v Royals at Mumbai - Jun 1, 2008
Royals won by 3 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
Super Kings v Kings XI at Mumbai - May 31, 2008
Super Kings won by 9 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)
Daredevils v Royals at Mumbai - May 30, 2008
Royals won by 105 runs
Kings XI v Royals at Mohali - May 28, 2008
Kings XI won by 41 runs
RCB v Mum Indians at Bangalore - May 28, 2008
Mum Indians won by 9 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)
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