Matches (16)
IND v ENG (1)
PSL 2024 (2)
WPL (2)
Nepal Tri-Nation (1)
BPL 2024 (2)
Ranji Trophy (4)
CWC Play-off (3)
Durham in ZIM (1)

Full Name

Dhawal Sunil Kulkarni

Born

December 10, 1988, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra

Age

35y 78d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

Playing Role

Bowler

Dhawal Kulkarni, a right-arm medium-pacer, first came into the spotlight after his performances for Mumbai Under-17s in the 2005-06 Vijay Merchant Trophy. Impressive performances at the U-19 state level, including 8 for 47 against Tamil Nadu, earned him a place on the India U-19 tour of Sri Lanka in 2007. He continued the good work there and was rewarded with a spot in Mumbai's side for the Ranji one-dayers in 2008, as well as a contract with Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League. In his first Ranji season, he emerged the tournament's most successful bowler, taking 42 wickets and invariably providing early breakthroughs for Mumbai, the eventual winners. The dream season continued with his inclusion in the Test squad for the tour of New Zealand in 2009.

He did not get to play a match on the tour, and had to wait another five years to make his international debut, in the fourth ODI during India's tour of England in 2014. He picked up eight wickets at 18.62 in the home ODI series against Sri Lanka later that year, but opportunities since have been scarce, with his only chances in 2015 coming on ODI tours of Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.

In domestic cricket, however, Kulkarni has established himself as one of the leading seam bowlers in the country, marrying accuracy to new-ball swing, and picking up over 200 first-class wickets. He has invariably performed in big matches: he picked up five-fors in the Ranji Trophy finals of 2008-09, 2012-13 and 2015-16, and helped Mumbai out of a sticky situation with the bat in the 2009-10 final, his second-innings 87 proving critical in a narrow win over Karnataka.

Kulkarni was a fairly regular member of the Mumbai Indians attack in the first five seasons of the IPL, before moving to Rajasthan Royals ahead of the 2013 season and going on to play a consistent role with the new ball for them. With Royals suspended ahead of the 2016 season, Kulkarni was snapped up by the newly launched Gujarat Lions franchise.
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Dhawal Kulkarni Career Stats

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
ODIs1212598508194/344/3426.735.0931.4100
T20Is22485532/232/2318.336.8716.0000
FC951571680276752817/5010/7827.312.7459.79151
List A130129635349372235/295/2922.134.6628.4550
T20s162161328543111544/144/1427.997.8721.3200

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
ODIs12222725*-2896.42002120
T20Is21111*-1100.00000000
FC951103717938724.56480437.320822633300
List A130582553339*16.1571574.54003913360
T20s162462522528*10.71225100.0000194350
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Recent Matches of Dhawal Kulkarni

MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
Mumbai vs Bengal141/28 & 0/5002-Feb-2024Eden GardensFC
Mumbai vs Kerala8 & 50/44 & 2/3219-Jan-2024ThumbaFC
Mumbai vs Andhra24*3/38 & 1/1812-Jan-2024MumbaiFC
Mumbai vs Tamil Nadu20/3311-Dec-2023RajkotList A
Mumbai vs Baroda--0/2802-Nov-2023MullanpurT20

Photos of Dhawal Kulkarni

Dhawal Kulkarni and Arjun Tendulkar are all smiles during practice
Dhawal Kulkarni before the start of the match
Ambati Rayudu and Dhawal Kulkarni in action at the Chepauk
Dhawal Kulkarni and K Gowtham celebrate Kedar Jadhav's dismissal
Dhawal Kulkarni dismissed KL Rahul
Dhawal Kulkarni dismissed Evin Lewis first ball