India vs England: Shikhar Dhawan and a fairytale called Champions Trophy

A look at the approaching milestones that beckon Shikhar Dhawan and both teams facing each other for the Champions Trophy title.

updated: June 22, 2013 14:01 IST
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For Shikhar Dhawan, the ICC Champions Trophy has been nothing short of a fairytale. Of course, his two centuries and a fifty contributing to 332 runs from 4 innings has not been a fantasy, a dream come true perhaps.

As India hopes to ride on his willow power and, possibly, cruise past England to the Champions Trophy crown, there is a lot for this 27-year-old to look forward too, personally.

When he takes to the field on Sunday (June 23) at Edgbaston, the southpaw will have an eye out on becoming the highest-ever Indian run-getter in a single edition of Champions Trophy. Currently 17 short, Dhawan will hope to go past Sourav Ganguly's record of 348 at an average of 116 in the 2000-01 edition. The performance from the veteran then, took India to the final where New Zealand pipped the team to take the trophy. This year, it is England standing between India and the crown with a much different but almost equally stylish left-hander looking good to take his team all the way. (Also read: India vs England - past 10 ODIs)

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