Dhawal Kulkarni

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Dhawal Kulkarni
Personal information
Full name Dhawal Sunil Kulkarni
Born (1988-12-10) 10 December 1988 (age 28)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nickname DK
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role Bowler
Domestic team information
Years Team
2008–2013 Mumbai Indians
2007–present Mumbai
2014–2015 Rajasthan Royals
2016–present Gujarat Lions
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20 ODI
Matches 73 89 96 12
Runs scored 1345 374 142 27
Batting average 24.90 17.80 12.90 -
100s/50s 0/5 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 87 39* 28* 25*
Balls bowled 13378 4378 1936 598
Wickets 229 144 104 19
Bowling average 27.04 24.14 23.90 26.73
5 wickets in innings 15 2
10 wickets in match 1
Best bowling 7/50 5/29 4/14 4/34
Catches/stumpings 26/0 21/0 21/0 2/0
Source: espncricinfo, 23 December 2016

Dhawal Sunil Kulkarni is an Indian cricketer[1] as well as first class cricketer. He is a right arm medium-pace bowler and right-handed lower order batsman.[2]

In first class cricket, he plays for Mumbai and in the Indian Premier League, he plays for Gujarat Lions[3] . 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.[4] But he was not selected to play in any of the three Test matches of the series.

Domestic career[edit]

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.

International career[edit]

In was included in the Test squad for the tour of New Zealand in 2009 but didn't make a debut. Following this success of quadrangular series in 2014 he was selected for the ODI squad for England tour. He made his One Day International debut in the 4th ODI against England in September 2014 at Edgbaston.[5] He made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut against Zimbabwe at Harare on 20 June 2016.[6]

Personal life[edit]

He studied in IES New English School (Bandra) till VIII STD. And then joined, the IES VN Sule Guruji (Dadar). He got married to Shraddha Kharpude, On 3 March 2016. He is the elder son of Sunil Kulkarni & Pramila Kulkarni. He has a sister, Dhanashree Kulkarni.