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MS Dhoni      

Full name Mahendra Singh Dhoni

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

Current age 33 years 24 days

Major teams India, Asia XI, Bihar, Chennai Super Kings, Jharkhand

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 86 136 15 4628 224 38.24 7832 59.09 6 31 501 77 238 37
ODIs 243 214 63 8046 183* 53.28 9016 89.24 9 54 625 175 224 80
T20Is 49 44 19 822 48* 32.88 712 115.44 0 0 55 23 25 11
First-class 127 202 18 6790 224 36.90 9 45 346 56
List A 300 267 74 10049 183* 52.06 15 65 294 95
Twenty20 185 166 62 3915 73* 37.64 2884 135.74 0 16 280 158 88 40
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 86 7 96 67 0 - - - 4.18 - 0 0 0
ODIs 243 2 36 31 1 1/14 1/14 31.00 5.16 36.0 0 0 0
T20Is 49 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 127 126 87 0 - - - 4.14 - 0 0 0
List A 300 63 53 2 1/14 1/14 26.50 5.04 31.5 0 0 0
Twenty20 185 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 England v India at Southampton, Jul 27-31, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Bangladesh v India at Chittagong, Dec 23, 2004 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v India at Wellington, Jan 31, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut South Africa v India at Johannesburg, Dec 1, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I India v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Apr 6, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1999/00
Last First-class England v India at Southampton, Jul 27-31, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 1999/00
Last List A New Zealand v India at Wellington, Jan 31, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut South Africa v India at Johannesburg, Dec 1, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Chennai Super Kings v Kings XI Punjab at Mumbai, May 30, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
3c/0s, 50, 0c/0s, 6 India v England Southampton 27 Jul 2014 Test # 2132
1, 3c/0s, 19, 3c/0s India v England Lord's 17 Jul 2014 Test # 2130
82, 3c/0s, 11 India v England Nottingham 9 Jul 2014 Test # 2128
0/11, 46 Indians v Derbyshire Derby 1 Jul 2014 Other
0c/0s Indians v Leics Leicester 26 Jun 2014 Other
0c/0s, 42* Super Kings v Kings XI Mumbai 30 May 2014 T20
0c/0s Super Kings v Mum Indians Mumbai (BS) 28 May 2014 T20
0c/0s, 49* Super Kings v RCB Bangalore 24 May 2014 T20
57*, 0c/0s Super Kings v Sunrisers Ranchi 22 May 2014 T20
21*, 0c/0s Super Kings v KKR Kolkata 20 May 2014 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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Cricinfo picks - Our top articles on this player
  • 'If there's commitment, that's victory for me' (Mar 24, 2008)
    India's one-day and Twenty20 captain looks back at six momentuous months in charge
  • Road warrior (Mar 17, 2008)
    Mahendra Singh Dhoni has played the most internationals of anyone in the last 15 months. How long can he keep going at this rate before something gives?
Latest Articles
Latest Photos

Jul 31, 2014

MS Dhoni edged to the keeper off James Anderson, England v India, 3rd Investec Test, Ageas Bowl, 5th day, July 31, 2014

MS Dhoni edged to the keeper off James Anderson

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Jul 30, 2014

James Anderson removed MS Dhoni in the third over of the morning, England v India, 3rd Investec Test, Ageas Bowl, 4th day, July 30, 2014

James Anderson removed MS Dhoni in the third over of the morning

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Jul 29, 2014

MS Dhoni recorded his 10th fifty against England, England v India, 3rd Investec Test, Ageas Bowl, 3rd day, July 29, 2014

MS Dhoni recorded his 10th fifty against England

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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
3rd Investec Test: England v India at Southampton - Jul 27-31
England won by 266 runs
Australia A v India A at Darwin - Jul 31
India A won by 5 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
Australia A v India A at Darwin
Aug 2, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
4th Investec Test: England v India at Manchester
Aug 7-11, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Only Test: Eng Women v India Women at Wormsley
Aug 13-16, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
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