Shikhar Dhawan bats left handedly and has represented several teams like Delhi Daredevils, India, Delhi and Delhi Under-16s. Presently, he is a part of the Deccan Chargers team to play at the IPL 5 season 2012.
In Twenty20 cricket, Shikhar Dhawan debuted on 3rd April 2007 at Delhi (Feroz Shah Kotla) and the opponent team was Himachal Pradesh. He was the opening batsman in this match. In the 28 balls that he faced, he accumulated 38 runs with the aid of 6 boundaries. Himachal Pradesh won this match by 7 wickets with 6 deliveries remaining.
Dhawan was present in the match between Delhi Daredevils and Rajasthan Royals on 30th May 2008 at Mumbai (Wankhede Stadium). He took 1 catch in this match. The No. 3 batting slot was allocated to him and he managed to score 5 runs in 4 deliveries. Rajasthan Royals was victorious in this match by 105 runs.
Shikhar Dhawan played in 61 Twenty20 matches in which he accrued 1473 runs at a batting strike rate of 115.25 and batting average of 28.32. His highest score was 95*. He clobbered 28 sixers, 159 boundaries, 11 half centuries and took 29 catches.
In the 69 First class matches that he appeared in, Dhawan collected 4816 runs with 224 as his highest score. He struck 12 centuries and 21 fifties.