Dhawal Kulkarni

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Dhawal Kulkarni
Personal information
Full name Dhawal Sunil Kulkarni
Born (1988-12-10) 10 December 1988 (age 26)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role Bowler
Domestic team information
Years Team
2008–2013 Mumbai Indians
2007–present Mumbai
2014–present Rajasthan Royals
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 34 31 30
Runs scored 508 106 18
Batting average 29.88 13.25 6.00
100s/50s 0/2 0/0 0/0
Top score 87 23 7*
Balls bowled 6143 1436 555
Wickets 114 46 27
Bowling average 25.89 26.36 27.62
5 wickets in innings 8 1
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 7/50 5/29 3/26
Catches/stumpings 13/0 11/0 5/0
Source: espncricinfo, 10 October 2011

Dhawal Sunil Kulkarni is an Indian cricketer as well as first class cricketer. He is a right arm medium-pace bowler and right-handed lower order batsman. In first class cricket, he plays for Mumbai and in the Indian Premier League, he plays for Mumbai Indians. Based on his consistent performance in the domestic season and the IPL, he was selected for the Indian Test team for the away series against New Zealand in 2009.[1] But he was not selected to play in any of the three Test matches of the series.

In the 2012-13 Ranji Trophy, he was one of the key faces to make Mumbai the Ranji Trophy champions for the 40th time. He took 5/33 against the Services in the Semi-final, after scoring 20* in the 1st innings. He followed it up with 4/24 and 5/32 against 1st time finalists Saurashtra to bowl them out for 148 and 82, and thus ensure a win by an innings and 125 runs in the final. He was rewarded with a chance in the India A cricket squad. He was selected for the quadrangular series in 2014 where he played a key role for india winning the cup. Following this success he was selected for the ODI squad in england when india toured them (England).

He made his One Day International debut in the 4th ODI against England in September 2014.


In One-Day International (ODI) debut for India against England in the fourth match of the series at Edgbaston in Birmingham on 2nd September 2014.