Dhawal Kulkarni

Country: India
Born: December 10, 1988, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium
Playing role: Bowler

Dhawal Kulkarni Bio

Dhawal Sunil Kulkarni, born on December 10, 1988, is a talented Indian cricketer who has made a name for himself as a right-arm medium-pacer. Hailing from Mumbai, Kulkarni’s journey in cricket began at a young age, and he quickly rose through the ranks to establish himself as a consistent performer.

Kulkarni first caught the public eye with his impressive performances for the Mumbai Under-17s in the 2005-06 Vijay Merchant Trophy. His skills and potential did not go unnoticed, and he was rewarded with a place on the India Under-19 tour of Sri Lanka in 2007, following outstanding displays at the state level.

In 2008, Kulkarni made his mark in domestic cricket, featuring for Mumbai in the Ranji one-dayers and Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League. His debut season in the Ranji Trophy proved to be a dream one, as he emerged as the tournament’s most successful bowler, taking an impressive 42 wickets and consistently providing early breakthroughs for his team.

Kulkarni’s hard work and dedication paid off when he was selected for the Test squad that toured New Zealand in 2009, although he did not feature in any matches during the tour. It would be another five years before he finally made his international debut, representing India in the fourth ODI against England in 2014. He capitalized on this opportunity by picking up eight wickets at an average of 18.62 in the home ODI series against Sri Lanka later that year.

Despite his promising start, Kulkarni’s chances at the international level have been limited, with his only opportunities in 2015 coming on ODI tours of Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. However, in domestic cricket, he has established himself as one of the premier seam bowlers in the country. Known for his accuracy and ability to swing the new ball, Kulkarni has taken over 200 first-class wickets.

What sets Kulkarni apart is his ability to perform under pressure in big matches. He has consistently delivered when it matters most, with notable five-wicket hauls in the Ranji Trophy finals of 2008-09, 2012-13, and 2015-16. In the 2009-10 final, his crucial knock of 87 in the second innings helped Mumbai secure a narrow victory over Karnataka.

Kulkarni’s impressive performances in the Indian Premier League saw him initially play for Mumbai Indians before moving to Rajasthan Royals. He played a crucial role with the new ball for both teams. However, with Rajasthan Royals suspended ahead of the 2016 season, Kulkarni was picked up by the newly launched Gujarat Lions franchise.

With a promising career ahead of him, Dhawal Kulkarni continues to strive for success both domestically and internationally. His talent, determination, and passion for the game make him a valuable asset to any team he represents. As he continues to hone his skills, cricket fans eagerly await more memorable performances from this talented cricketer from Mumbai.

Dhawal Kulkarni Career Stats

Dhawal Kulkarni Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 2 1 1 1 1* - 1 100 0 0 0 0 0 0
ODIs 12 2 2 27 25* - 28 96.42 0 0 2 1 2 0
FC 94 109 37 1779 87 24.7 4771 37.28 0 8 223 33 30 0
List A 130 58 25 533 39* 16.15 715 74.54 0 0 39 13 36 0
T20s 162 46 25 225 28* 10.71 225 100 0 0 19 4 35 0

Dhawal Kulkarni Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 2 2 48 55 3 2/23 2/23 18.33 6.87 16 0 0 0
ODIs 12 12 598 508 19 4/34 4/34 26.73 5.09 31.4 1 0 0
FC 94 155 16646 7597 280 7/50 10/78 27.13 2.73 59.4 9 15 1
List A 130 129 6353 4937 223 5/29 5/29 22.13 4.66 28.4 5 5 0
T20s 162 161 3285 4311 154 4/14 4/14 27.99 7.87 21.3 2 0 0

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