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Dinesh Karthik

Dinesh Karthik
Full name Krishnakumar Dinesh Karthik
Born June 1, 1985, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Current age 33
Major team India
Batting style Right Handed
Bowling style -
ODI Debut September 5, 2004 v England at Lord's, London

MS Dhoni’s gain, it can be debated, was Dinesh Karthik’s loss. As a wicket-keeper batsman looking to be India’s reply to Gilchrist, Karthik had all the ingredients to be a reliable hand in both departments. With the willow, his technical nuance was evident.

Proof of his underlined batting prowess is found in the fact that, even after Dhoni cementing his place as skipper-keeper, Karthik has been recalled as a specialist batsman alone. His batting ability stood the test of challenging pitches in England in 2007 where, as an opener, he recorded fifties in each of the three Tests to aid India in a historic series victory.

Beyond 2007, Dhoni’s rapid success soon sidelined Karthik.But for his lapse in concentration, the Chennai-born keeper would have made greater waves. As time progressed, selectors looked to hone Karthik’s batting abilities alone and fit him in the interim as a specialist batsman, aside from being Dhoni’s stand-in behind the sticks. Still, his role was limited to playing second fiddle and continuous stop-starts stunted his progress on a personal front, while, along with Parthiv Patel, he became proof of India’s embarrassment of riches in talent behind the stumps. He was picked up by Mumbai for the 5th edition of the Indian T20 league as a specialist wicket-keeper but sent shockwaves in the cricketing world when he was grabbed for a whopping 12.5 crores by the Delhi franchise for the 7th edition of the Indian T20 League.

Batting and Fielding Averages

MatInnsNoRunsHSAveBFSR100504s6sCtSt
Tests26421102512925.00208049.27171344576
ODIS89752017007930.90231773.370916914567
T20IS2722123524835.20250140.80004011135
First-class16324919937621340.761596458.73274212037238544
List A21819333637915439.86702890.761133661-18240
Twenty202572284151079027.313855132.4702550514715955

Bowling Averages

MatInnsBallsRunsWktsAveEconSR4w5w10
Tests26 ----- -----
ODIS89 ----- -----
T20IS27 ----- -----
First-class163 51201300- 6.50-000
List A218 ----- -----
Twenty20257 11210110.00 5.0012.00000

Split by Team in Tests

MatInnsBARUBAAVSRHSHUFICTSTOVMADWIER
Australia12 0147.0040.00100011000
Bangladesh57 027038.5757.5612911131000
England510 028428.4049.30910380000
New Zealand11 066.0019.3560010000
Pakistan611 026123.7251.58930293000
South Africa34 114849.3340.106301140000
Sri Lanka24 0369.0065.45200040000
Zimbabwe22 021.0011.7610060000
Afghanistan11 044.0018.1840011000

Split by Team in ODIs

MatInnsBARUBAAVSRHSHUFICTSTOVMADWIER
Australia43 13718.5090.2425*0020000
Bangladesh66 313846.0081.6558*0141000
England98 27913.1666.3844*0061000
New Zealand66 212330.7569.8864*0150000
Pakistan43 26565.0066.3231*0010000
South Africa109 124130.1283.10790140000
Sri Lanka2420 440825.5070.716601114000
West Indies1311 235539.4471.57670470000
Zimbabwe75 214247.3373.19690190000
Ireland10 0-0.000021000
Kenya10 0-0.000030000
Scotland11 01414.0053.84140000000
Hong Kong11 03333.0086.84330000000
Afghanistan22 16565.0069.89440020000

Split by Team in T20Is

MatInnsBARUBAAVSRHSHUFICTSTOVMADWIER
Australia43 16030.00153.84300010000
Bangladesh33 333-275.0029*0021000
New Zealand11 01717.00141.66170010000
Pakistan11 01111.00122.22110010000
South Africa44 16020.00115.3831*0012000
Sri Lanka76 59292.00158.6239*0041000
West Indies54 27939.50116.17480030000
Ireland10 0-0.000001000
Scotland10 0-0.000000000

Last 5 Matches in Tests

  • Batting
  • 1(3) v England on August 9, 2018
  • 0(1) v England on August 9, 2018
  • 0(4) v England on August 1, 2018
  • 20(50) v England on August 1, 2018
  • 4(22) v Afghanistan on June 14, 2018
  • 0(3) v Bangladesh on January 17, 2010
  • 27(42) v Bangladesh on January 17, 2010
  • 6(31) v New Zealand on March 26, 2009
  • DNB v New Zealand on March 26, 2009
  • Bowling
  • DNB vs England on August 9, 2018
  • DNB vs England on August 1, 2018
  • DNB vs Afghanistan on June 14, 2018
  • DNB vs Bangladesh on January 17, 2010
  • DNB vs New Zealand on March 26, 2009

Last 5 Matches in ODIs

  • Batting
  • DNB v Australia on January 18, 2019
  • 25*(14) v Australia on January 15, 2019
  • 12(21) v Australia on January 12, 2019
  • 37(61) v Bangladesh on September 28, 2018
  • 44(66) v Afghanistan on September 25, 2018
  • Bowling
  • DNB vs Australia on January 18, 2019
  • DNB vs Australia on January 15, 2019
  • DNB vs Australia on January 12, 2019
  • DNB vs Bangladesh on September 28, 2018
  • DNB vs Afghanistan on September 25, 2018

Last 5 Matches in T20Is

  • Batting
  • 22*(18) v Australia on November 25, 2018
  • DNB v Australia on November 23, 2018
  • 30(13) v Australia on November 21, 2018
  • 0*(0) v West Indies on November 11, 2018
  • DNB v West Indies on November 6, 2018
  • Bowling
  • DNB vs Australia on November 25, 2018
  • DNB vs Australia on November 23, 2018
  • DNB vs Australia on November 21, 2018
  • DNB vs West Indies on November 11, 2018
  • DNB vs West Indies on November 6, 2018

Team Rankings

RankTeamPointsRating
1 India 5007 116
2 South Africa 4280 110
3 England 5310 108
4 New Zealand 3213 107
5 Australia 4143 101
FULL Ranking