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Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag

Born October 20, 1978 Delhi
Age 36 Years, 6 Months, 16 Days
National Side India
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Off break
Batting Rank
Bowling Rank
Teams Played India, Asia XI, ICC World XI, India A, India B, India Blue, Indian Board President's XI, Indian Inv XI, India Seniors, Leicestershire, North Zone, Rest of India, Rest of the World, Wills XI, Mohali, Delhi, India, Delhi, Marylebone Cricket Club
Man of the Match Test - 8, ODI - 22, World Cup - 2, T20I - 0, IPL - 11, CL - 1,
Career Span 2001 - 2013, 1999 - 2013, 2003 - 2011, 2006 - 2012, 2008 - 2015, 2009 - 2014,

It took a while for Virender Sehwag to come out of his shell. But when he finally shelved his fearful nature and broke loose, without caring for consequences, he steadily established himself as one of the most dangerous batsmen in world cricket.

Virender Sehwag OVERLALL STATS

Batting & Fielding Performance

  MIN/ORHS100s50s4s6sAvgS/RCtSt
Test 10418068586319 v SA233212339149.3482.23910
ODI 25124598273219 v WI1538113213635.05104.33930
World Cup 22220843175 v BAN231081838.31106.17110
T20I 1918039468 v ENG02431621.88145.3820
IPL 10410452728122 v CHE21633410627.55155.44340
CL 1211031466 v WYB0337628.54129.7510

Bowling Performance

  IOMRWBest3w5wAvgE/RS/R
Test 91621.5741894405/104 v AUS3147.353.0493.27
ODI 146732.0133853964/6 v BAN8040.135.2645.75
World Cup 932.0212042/17 v BAN0030.003.7548.00
T20I 11.002000/20 v AUS00-20.00-
IPL 1522.4023562/18 v CHE0039.1610.3622.66
CL 22.001800/8 v HOB00-9.00-

Virender Sehwag AGAINST OPPOSITION

Test

Batting & Fielding Performance

  MIN/ORHS100s50s4s/6sAvgS/RCtSt
Australia 23 45 1 1821 195 3 10 244 / 12 41.38 75.68 23 0
Bangladesh 4 6 1 176 56 0 2 26 / 1 35.20 84.61 6 0
England 17 29 1 821 117 2 4 116 / 9 29.32 75.39 16 0
New Zealand 12 21 1 883 173 2 3 131 / 10 44.15 83.38 14 0
Pakistan 9 14 0 1276 309 4 2 187 / 12 91.14 80.20 5 0
South Africa 15 26 0 1306 319 5 2 191 / 17 50.23 80.56 12 0
Sri Lanka 11 18 1 1239 293 5 3 184 / 15 72.88 99.83 6 0
West Indies 10 17 0 888 180 2 5 122 / 14 52.23 88.35 9 0
Zimbabwe 3 4 1 176 74 0 1 32 / 1 58.66 79.63 - -
Total 104 180 6 8586 319 v SA 23 32 1233/91 52.80 83.07 91 0

Bowling Performance

  IOMRWBest3w/5wAvgE/RS/R
Australia 25 201.4 22 603 10 5/104 0 / 1 60.30 2.99 121.00
Bangladesh 2 11.0 3 18 1 1/7 0 / 0 18.00 1.63 66.00
England 11 33.0 2 118 1 1/32 0 / 0 118.00 3.57 198.00
New Zealand 8 40.3 5 166 1 1/17 0 / 0 166.00 4.09 243.00
Pakistan 7 18.0 2 67 0 0/2 0 / 0 - 3.72 -
South Africa 10 96.3 11 265 9 3/12 1 / 0 29.44 2.74 64.33
Sri Lanka 12 87.0 4 289 8 3/51 1 / 0 36.12 3.32 65.25
West Indies 14 128.1 24 349 10 3/33 1 / 0 34.90 2.72 76.90
Zimbabwe 2 6.0 1 19 0 0/6 0 / 0 - 3.16 -
Total 91 621.1 74 1894 40 5/104 v AUS 3/1 51.42 3.10 92.72

ODI

World Cup

T20I

IPL

CL

Virender Sehwag LOCATION WISE STATS

Test

Batting & Fielding Performance

  MIN/ORHS100s50s4s/6sAvgS/RCtSt
Away 52 91 3 3930 309 v PAK 10 13 582 / 33 44.65 80.86 50 0
Home 52 89 3 4656 319 v SA 13 19 651 / 58 54.13 83.42 41 0
Total 104 180 6 8586 319 v SA 23 32 1233/91 49.39 82.14 91 0

Bowling Performance

  IOMRWBest3w/5wAvgE/RS/R
Away 44 341.1 33 1067 25 3/12 v SA 2 / 0 42.68 3.12 81.88
Home 47 280.4 41 827 15 5/104 v AUS 1 / 1 55.13 2.94 112.26
Total 91 621.5 74 1894 40 5/104 v AUS 3/1 48.91 3.03 97.07

ODI

World Cup

T20I

IPL

CL

Virender Sehwag YEAR WISE STATS

Test

Batting & Fielding Performance

  MIN/ORHS100s50s4s/6sAvgS/RCtSt
2001 4 5 0 235 105 v SA 1 1 43 / 1 47.00 65.27 5 0
2002 10 16 0 637 147 v WI 2 3 101 / 9 39.81 72.63 11 0
2003 5 10 0 522 195 v AUS 2 0 65 / 8 52.20 73.21 6 0
2004 12 19 1 1141 309 v PAK 3 4 162 / 12 63.38 73.61 7 0
2005 8 14 1 785 201 v PAK 2 2 114 / 6 60.38 78.42 6 0
2006 12 21 1 791 254 v PAK 2 2 120 / 5 39.55 84.96 8 0
2007 1 2 0 44 40 v SA 0 0 7 / 1 22.00 83.01 1 0
2008 14 27 1 1462 319 v SA 3 6 181 / 22 56.23 85.84 6 0
2009 6 9 0 631 293 v SL 2 1 92 / 11 70.11 108.98 6 0
2010 14 25 2 1422 173 v NZ 5 8 215 / 10 61.82 90.80 10 0
2011 7 13 0 384 67 v AUS 0 4 53 / 3 29.53 80.16 7 0
2012 9 16 0 505 117 v ENG 1 1 76 / 3 31.56 87.67 12 0
2013 2 3 0 27 19 v AUS 0 0 4 / 0 9.00 50.94 6 0
Total 104 180 6 8586 319 v SA 23 32 1233/91 44.81 79.65 91 0

Bowling Performance

  IOMRWBest3w/5wAvgE/RS/R
2001 4 10.0 1 32 0 0/1 v ENG 0 / 0 - 3.20 -
2002 9 30.0 1 120 2 1/27 v WI 0 / 0 60.00 4.00 90.00
2003 7 31.3 6 100 1 1/17 v NZ 0 / 0 100.00 3.17 189.00
2004 8 17.0 1 82 0 0/5 v AUS 0 / 0 - 4.82 -
2005 4 13.0 3 45 0 0/3 v PAK 0 / 0 - 3.46 -
2006 10 99.5 22 256 10 3/33 v WI 1 / 0 25.60 2.56 59.90
2007 2 13.0 0 39 1 1/31 v SA 0 / 0 39.00 3.00 78.00
2008 18 172.5 24 475 15 5/104 v AUS 1 / 1 31.66 2.74 69.13
2009 6 38.0 3 163 1 1/4 v SL 0 / 0 163.00 4.28 228.00
2010 13 116.2 9 331 9 3/51 v SL 1 / 0 36.77 2.84 77.55
2011 5 31.0 3 96 0 0/3 v WI 0 / 0 - 3.09 -
2012 5 49.2 1 155 1 1/20 v AUS 0 / 0 155.00 3.14 296.00
Total 91 620.7 74 1894 40 5/104 v AUS 3/1 50.92 3.36 90.63

ODI

World Cup

T20I

IPL

CL

Last 5 Performances

Batting Bowling Opposition Match Date
6(19) - v Australia Mar 02, 2013
2(11) & 19(23) - v Australia Feb 22, 2013
0(2) - v England Dec 13, 2012
23(26) & 49(57) - v England Dec 05, 2012
30(43) & 9(14) - v England Nov 23, 2012

VIRENDER SEHWAG's profile

It took a while for Virender Sehwag to come out of his shell. But when he finally shelved his fearful nature and broke loose, without caring for consequences, he steadily established himself as one of the most dangerous batsmen in world cricket.

One can probably cite the Tri-series in Sri Lanka in 2001, involving India and New Zealand, as the tournament which saw Sehwag’s transition. Tendulkar-less, the Indian top order was trying in vain to find an opening partner for Sourav Ganguly. After various failed experiments, then lower-order all-rounder ‘Viru’, as his team-mates fondly call him, was promoted to walk the turf alongside the elegant left-hander. A century off 97 balls in a mammoth opening stand during a do-or-die match exposed his potential. It also changed his role in the side, from a bowling all-rounder to an opener cum part-time spinner. After a spree of fifties later in the year, Sehwag earned his maiden Test cap against South Africa. Playing again in the lower-middle order, he scored a century on debut. Against England in 2002, the failures of Shiv Sunder Das, Deep Das Gupta and Wasim Jaffer to solve India's opening woes allowed Sehwag to make the Test opening slot his own. Again, a century in a relatively quick time ensued, and inevitable comparisons began to be drawn with Sachin Tendulkar.

With a well-advanced back-lift set to hammer the oncoming delivery with minimalistic footwork, Sehwag's frugal run acquisitions made him arguably India's most feared batsman. It also helped him set various strike-rate related records, aside from being India's first ever batsman to score a triple hundred in Tests. Sehwag formed successful opening pairs with Sachin Tendulkar and Delhi teammate Gautam Gambhir. Both partnerships helped India in its journey of becoming one of the most dominant teams in world cricket. He opened his account in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup with a smashing 175 not out in India’s first match against Bangladesh. That score remained the highest individual score of the tournament. He was a constant support to Team India’s batting line-up and made an extensive contribution towards the team’s historic win. Sehwag entered the record books as he scored a swashbuckling 219 and became the world’s second cricketer to score a double century in ODIs.

Sehwag was an 'icon' player for Delhi during the inaugural season of the Indian T20 League. Over the years, he has played some scintillating knocks for the franchise. However, a dip in form during the 2013 season perhaps prompted them not to retain or buy him again during the 2014 auction. Mohali stepped in happily and bought Viru to end his 6-year stint with Delhi.