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Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir
Full name Gautam Gambhir
Born October 14, 1981, Delhi
Current age 36
Major team India
Batting style Left Handed
Bowling style Leg break
ODI Debut April 11, 2003 v Bangladesh at Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka

The manner in which Gautam Gambhir's career took off in 2008, following an initial bedding-in period, is simply stated astronomical. As fans and selectors alike rode on his ascendancy, he has only grown in metaphorical stature over the period of time to laud over rivals and contemporaries alike.


Debuting in 2003, the left-hander remained on the fringes of the ODI side. After a 96 in only his third Test innings against South Africa in 2004, he reached his maiden ton against Bangladesh in the same year. Yet, in an Indian top order that underwent immense experimentation between Ganguly, Sehwag, Tendulkar and Dravid; Gambhir always floated around the periphery. The same unsettled top order was a part of India's poor showing in the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup, in which Gambhir didn't feature. He returned as a part of the young Indian side that won the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 the same year. It started an ascendancy of orbital proportions for both India and Gambhir. After being given an extended opportunity to partner Sehwag in both forms of the game, he started to blossom.
 

Gambhir was involved in India's first victory in New Zealand in four decades, in addition to his role in denying Australia bragging rights in the Border-Gavaskar trophy. To top that, there were the series victories against the touring Sri Lankan and English sides. The man they fondly call 'Gauti' excelled in these outings as he mastered the art of facing spin bowling and formed one half of what became one of the most dominating opening partnerships in modern cricket. He was a part of the historic Indian team that won the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2011 and his solid contribution in the final against Sri Lanka will never be forgotten. Unfortunate to miss out on what could have been a memorable century, that knock of 97 will still rank highly as one of the best in World Cup history. 
 

He started the Indian T20 League with the Delhi franchise but after three seasons, he moved out to Kolkata where he got a chance to lead the side. His leadership saw them lift their first League title in 2012 and many players in the side lauded him as an astute leader. His international career took a downward spiral in early 2013 and he was left out from all formats of the game. 
 

Gambhir didn't give up and kept working hard in domestic cricket. He performed brilliantly in the 2016 Duleep Trophy and was tough to ignore. An untimely injury to KL Rahul in the New Zealand series meant Gambhir returned to the national team after a gap of two years. However, his comeback didn’t last long as just after two Test matches, he once again was dropped. It would be interesting to see if the southpaw, known for his grit and determination can make another comeback.

Batting and Fielding Averages

MatInnsNoRunsHSAveBFSR100504s6sCtSt
Tests581045415420641.95806751.4992251810380
ODIS14714311523815039.68614485.25113456117360
T20IS373629327527.41783119.020710910110
First-class187315241434123349.282616554.804065--1050
List A28828119955115036.451166881.851959--770
Twenty202362322361459329.405052121.6305172184490

Bowling Averages

MatInnsBallsRunsWktsAveEconSR4w5w10
Tests58 11240- 2.00-000
ODIS147 16130- 13.00-000
T20IS37 ----- -----
First-class187 25397281740.14 4.2456.71000
List A288 53736136.00 5.8337.00000
Twenty20236 ----- -----

Split by Team in Tests

MatInnsBARUBAAVSRHSHUFICTSTOVMADWIER
Australia918 067337.3847.462062230000
Bangladesh46 138176.2075.891392130000
England1222 076834.9042.901791480200
New Zealand916 274953.5049.631672450000
Pakistan48 118726.7150.00520130000
South Africa610 040940.9047.66960430000
Sri Lanka916 064840.5056.491672380000
West Indies35 019539.0068.18650220000
Zimbabwe23 114472.0078.68970130000

Split by Team in ODIs

MatInnsBARUBAAVSRHSHUFICTSTOVMADWIER
Australia2019 157531.9477.701131420000
Bangladesh1111 159259.2090.79107*2330000
England2121 173336.6581.9984*0770100
New Zealand109 344273.6699.54138*2130000
Pakistan1919 054928.8983.30830430000
South Africa1010 015515.5062.75690100000
Sri Lanka3736 3166850.5488.62150*69120000
West Indies1413 027020.7687.94690260000
Ireland22 19090.0073.7780*0100000
Netherlands11 02828.00100.00280000000
Scotland11 185-73.9185*0100000
Hong Kong11 05151.0094.44510100000

Split by Team in T20Is

MatInnsBARUBAAVSRHSHUFICTSTOVMADWIER
Australia77 119833.00110.61630220000
Bangladesh11 05050.00108.69500110000
England55 016232.40109.45580140000
New Zealand44 07017.50118.64510110000
Pakistan55 013927.80125.22750100000
South Africa44 19732.33124.3549*0010000
Sri Lanka55 013627.20151.11550100000
West Indies22 02914.50107.40150000000
Ireland11 03737.00119.35370000000
Scotland10 0-0.000000000
Afghanistan22 0147.00100.00100020000

Last 5 Matches in Tests

  • Batting
  • 29(72) v England on November 9, 2016
  • 0(6) v England on November 9, 2016
  • 29(53) v New Zealand on October 8, 2016
  • 50(56) v New Zealand on October 8, 2016
  • 0(1) v England on August 15, 2014
  • 3(19) v England on August 15, 2014
  • 4(7) v England on August 7, 2014
  • 18(53) v England on August 7, 2014
  • 37(93) v England on December 13, 2012
  • Bowling
  • DNB vs England on November 9, 2016
  • DNB vs New Zealand on October 8, 2016
  • DNB vs England on August 15, 2014
  • DNB vs England on August 7, 2014
  • 0/4 vs England on December 13, 2012

Last 5 Matches in ODIs

  • Batting
  • 24(42) v England on January 27, 2013
  • 10(16) v England on January 23, 2013
  • 33(53) v England on January 19, 2013
  • 8(13) v England on January 15, 2013
  • 52(52) v England on January 11, 2013
  • Bowling
  • DNB vs England on January 27, 2013
  • DNB vs England on January 23, 2013
  • DNB vs England on January 19, 2013
  • DNB vs England on January 15, 2013
  • DNB vs England on January 11, 2013

Last 5 Matches in T20Is

  • Batting
  • 21(11) v Pakistan on December 28, 2012
  • 43(41) v Pakistan on December 25, 2012
  • 17(27) v England on December 22, 2012
  • 16(16) v England on December 20, 2012
  • 8(12) v South Africa on October 2, 2012
  • Bowling
  • DNB vs Pakistan on December 28, 2012
  • DNB vs Pakistan on December 25, 2012
  • DNB vs England on December 22, 2012
  • DNB vs England on December 20, 2012
  • DNB vs South Africa on October 2, 2012

Team Rankings

RankTeamPointsRating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4497 105
4 New Zealand 3114 97
5 Australia 3294 97
FULL Ranking