Since Gambhir and Sehwag retired, Shikhar Dhawan has been one of India’s top openers. He showed his bat magic and captaincy skills not just in the IPL but also in international cricket. Although he may eventually retire from playing cricket, India will never forget his Champions Trophy batting performance.
Although he was inconsistent while representing Team India, he always showed his pure batting skill. He was repeatedly removed from the national squad, but he shocked everyone by showing his amazing batting once more in domestic cricket.
He is known as the “Gabbar of Cricket” for his ability to perform in major matches, and because of this, he is also known as Big Match Player.
His amazing leadership in Team India’s ODI and T20 matches shows his cricket wisdom. Although he occasionally struggles with form, his batting class is constant. This has been shown by his tendency to score runs whenever he had the opportunity to return to the team.
Shikhar Dhawan Captaincy Record for India in All Formats
He had a total of 15 matches under his leadership in all formats, winning eight and losing 5. His overall win % is 53, which shows his dominance as a captain in cricket.
Shikhar Dhawan’s Captaincy Record in ODI
In ODI cricket Shikhar Dhawan occasionally lead Indian Team in the absence of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli has shown outstanding captaincy records. In ODI cricket, he played 12 matches, winning 07 and losing 03 matches with having 02 no result matches in his profile. His ODI win percentage as a captain is 58, which shows his leadership abilities and skills.
How Many Series Team India Won Under Shikhar Dhawan’s Captaincy?
Team India has played a total of 03 ODI series under the captaincy of Shikhar Dhawan, winning 02 and losing 01 series, which was against New Zealand in 2022.
The detailed series figures are given below with the number of matches played under Shikhar Dhawan’s Captaincy.
|IND in SL||2021||03||03||01||–|
|IND in WI||2022||03||02||0||–|
|IND in NZ||2022||03||0||01||01|
|SA in IND||2022||03||02||01||–|
We can see that Shikhar Dhawan has won 03 away series and 01 home series. His most wins came at Queens Park Oval Stadium in West Indies, which are three in number.
Here are the venues where he has been most successful as a captain.
|Queens Park Oveal, Trindad||West Indies||03||03||0||0|
|R Premadasa Stadium||Srilanka||03||02||01|
|Arjun Jaitly Stadium||India||01||01|
|Atal Bihari Vajpayee Stadium||India||01||01|
|Eden Park||New Zealand||01||01|
|Hagley Oval||New Zealand||01||0||01|
|Seddon Park||New Zealand||01||01|
Batting Stats as Player vs Captain
- Shikhar Dhawan has scored 424 runs as captain for India in ODI with a batting average of 38.
- He has scored 6369 Runs as a player with a batting average of 44.
Shikhar Dhawan’s Captaincy Record in T20I
In T20I cricket, Shikhar Dhawan represented Team India as a leader in only a few matches. Hardik Pandya has good captaincy stats in IPL 2022. That encourages BCCI as their next captain in T20 matches. Shikhar Dhawan’s total captaincy record in t20 cricket is as follows:
This was the only series he led India in 2021, and he lost that series to Srilanka.
If we look at his record across all formats, he hasn’t usually been a poor pick for the skipper role. As expected of any cricketer, whenever he had the chance, he used his excellent captaincy style to produce the best results.
Batting Record in T20I (Captain Vs Player)
- As Captain, in three matches he scored only 86 runs.
- As a player, he has 1673 T20I with a batting average of 27.
Shikhar Dhawan’s Captaincy Record in Test
He hasn’t yet captained an India Test team, but expectations are strong that once he gets the chance to play test cricket, he will perform.
Shikhar Dhawan’s Captaincy Record for Sunrisers Hyderabad and Punjab Kings in IPL
IPL is a competition where captains’ patience and tactics are put to the test. Shikhar Dhawan experienced the same thing when he was named captain of various IPL teams.
Shikhar Dhawan leads two teams in IPL, SRH, and PBKS. In 2013 he was appointed as captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad. In Total, he played 11 matches as captain, won five, and lost six.
Shikhar Dhawan led Punjab Kings for three games and won two.
|Franchise||Matches||Won||Win %||Lost||No Result|
His IPL batting runs and stats as a captain and as a player is as follows: