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Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir
Full name Gautam Gambhir
Born October 14, 1981, Delhi
Current age 35
Major team India
Batting style Left Handed
Bowling style Leg break
ODI Debut April 11, 2003 v Bangladesh at Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka

Definitely one of India’s unsung cricketing heroes. Twice have India won the World Cup since 2007 – the inaugural World T20 in the same year and the 2011 World Cup, and for that they have Gautam Gambhir plenty to thank.


Gambhir was the highest scorer in both the finals, scoring 75 in 2007 against Pakistan and 97 against Sri Lanka in 2011. His innings against Sri Lanka was particularly profound considering India, chasing 275 to win, had lost their star batsmen Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar inside seven overs. Under tremendous pressure, Gambhir played probably the innings of his life.


Besides that Gambhir became the number one Test batsman in 2009 and the same year was conferred the ICC Test Player of the Year award. He is the only Indian batsman to have scored more than 300 runs in four successive Test series.


Gambhir had a highly successful career across all formats until a dip in form saw him lose his place from all Indian teams. After that he switched his attention completely to the Indian Premier League and led Kolkata Knight Riders to two trophies, leading many into thinking this about him - “the best captain India never had”. Gambhir had made a big impression as a stand-in captain in six ODIs between 2010 and 2011 and registered wins in all of those matches. Gambhir made a brief return to the Test team in 2016 and played two games against New Zealand and England and got moderate success before being dropped.

Batting and Fielding Averages

MatInnsNoRunsHSAveBFSR100504s6sCtSt
Tests581045415420641.95806751.4992251810380
ODIS14714311523815039.68614485.25113456117360
T20IS373629327527.41783119.020710910110
First-class186314241420423348.972591654.803965--1050
List A28828119955115036.451166881.851959--770
Twenty202362322361459329.405052121.6305172184490

Bowling Averages

MatInnsBallsRunsWktsAveEconSR4w5w10
Tests58 11240- 2.00-000
ODIS147 16130- 13.00-000
T20IS37 ----- -----
First-class186 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 3925 123
2 South Africa 3050 117
3 Australia 3087 100
4 England 3362 99
5 New Zealand 3114 97
FULL Ranking