Shikhar Dhawan has been named the captain of the Indian team that is set to tour Sri Lanka in July. Dhawan got this opportunity as Virat Kohli is not available to face Sri Lanka. Kohli is currently with the 1st choice Indian Team in England. Shikhar Dhawan boasts a solid ODI record against Sri Lanka. In 16 ODIS against Sri Lanka, Dhawan has amassed an impressive 983 runs in total for India. That said, here are the 3 best knocks of Shikhar Dhawan against Sri Lanka in the ODI format:
3. 113 (2014)
Shikhar Dhawan batted brilliantly against Sri Lanka in an ODI match back in 2014. In just 107 balls, Shikhar Dhawan smashed 113 runs for India. His sublime knock with the bat featured a total of 14 boundaries and 3 sixes. Dhawan’s knock of 113 guided India to a total of 363. Sri Lanka needed to chase a total of 364 runs to win the match. However, India bowled out to Sri Lanka for just 194. In the end, India went on to win the ODI match by a comprehensive margin of 169 runs.
2. 125 (2017)
Shikhar Dhawan ran a riot against Sri Lanka in an ODI match back in 2017. In 128 balls, Dhawan amassed a total of 125 runs for India. Dhawan’s knock of 125 featured a total of 15 boundaries and 1 six. India managed to post a total of 321 at the end of 50 overs. However, Sri Lanka chased the target with 8 balls left to play. In the end, India lost the ODI match by 7 wickets.
1. 132* (2017)
Shikhar Dhawan looked in fine form with the bat against Sri Lanka in another ODI match in 2017. Batting first, Sri Lanka could only manage to score 216 runs at the end of 50 overs. Hence, India needed to chase a total of 217 to win the ODI match. Shikhar Dhawan single-handedly guided India to the victory line against Sri Lanka. In just 90 balls, Dhawan smashed 132 runs for India. His superb knock featured a total of 20 fours and 3 sixes. In the end, India went on to win the match by 9 wickets.