14 Apr 2021: IPL 2021: Decoding the performance of Shikhar Dhawan against RR
Delhi Capitals batsman Shikhar Dhawan will hope to continue his exploits in Delhi Capitals' second Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 match against Rajasthan Royals on Thursday.
In the opening encounter, the southpaw smashed 85 for DC against Chennai Super Kings.
Dhawan, who has been a top batsman in the IPL, can offer plenty against RR.
We decode his performance against the Royals.
Numbers: Shikhar Dhawan's IPL numbers and his performance against RR
Dhawan has scored 5,282 run so far in the IPL at an average of 34.75.
He has amassed two tons and 42 fifties so far with a best of 106*.
He has registered 601 fours and 110 sixes.
Against Rajasthan Royals, the senior opening batsman has racked up 547 runs from 19 games at a strike rate of 130.24.
Battles: Dhawan versus top RR bowlers
Jofra Archer, who is set to miss a few games for RR with an injury, has fared well against DC's Dhawan.
Dhawan has managed to score 6 runs off 5 balls by Archer, while the latter has dismissed him once.
Against Chris Morris, Dhawan has managed to score 54 runs off 40 balls, while the South African has dismissed him once.
IPL: Dhawan's numbers across powerplay, middle and death overs
Dhawan scored 2,668 runs at an average of 38.11 in the powerplay overs (1-6).
The southpaw has registered 2,084 runs at an average of 34.16 in the middle overs (7-15).
Meanwhile, he has contributed with 530 runs at an average of 35.33 in the death overs (16-20).
Dhawan: Dhawan will hope to chip in against RR
Dhawan needs to play as per his strengths and go the distance against RR on Thursday.
With an in-form Prithvi Shaw likely to take the route as an aggressor, Dhawan can be the perfect foil as someone who can anchor the innings well.
Against CSK, he had a positive strike rate of 157.40 and one can expect some fireworks once again.