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Selectors more likely to maintain talks with Shikhar Dhawan over future plans after tour of Zimbabwe 

Members of the Crew India choice committee are anticipated to carry talks with Shikhar Dhawan concerning his batting method and future following the tour of Zimbabwe.

The veteran batter has been diminished to a single-format participant in nationwide colours and has expressed his want to signify India on the 2023 ODI World Cup.

With the format evolving and inspiring brisk begins, Dhawan has remained rooted within the conventional method of settling down and accelerating steadily. Skipper Rohit Sharma has advocated the trendy method fuelled by brute aggression and has led by instance in latest encounters.

Shikhar Dhawan’s ODI runs breakdown:Overs 1-10: 2859 runs, 43 avg, 84 SROvers 11-20: 1688 runs, 55 avg, 89 SROvers 21-30: 1301 runs, 62 avg, 113 SROvers 31-40: 534 runs, 33 avg, 119 SROvers 41-50: 53 runs, 13 avg, 129 SRPretty a lot how an excellent ODI innings is about up.

The flamboyant left-handed batter struggled throughout the tour of England just lately, the place he scored 41 runs in three matches. Venturing into the ODI setup after six months, Dhawan struggled to search out rhythm within the first contest at The Oval, whereas Rohit Sharma checked out his greatest on the opposite finish.

The Delhi batter scored a 54-ball 31 and shared an unbeaten 114-run opening partnership with Rohit (76) to information India residence within the match.

Stating that the teaching employees will help the participant ought to a change in his batting method be required, a member of the choice committee informed InsideSport:

“There isn’t a downside between Shikhar and Rohit. It’s simply that each have totally different concepts. It isn’t a nasty factor. However sure, we could have a sit down with Shikhar most likely after Zimbabwe tour on understanding his future plans. If he wants to alter his batting method, Vikram and Rahul are there to speak to him. We gained’t intervene.”

His strike fee was a pivotal level of concern when it got here to the shortest format of the sport. He finally misplaced his place to the likes of KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan regardless of performing persistently within the Indian Premier League (IPL).

“With KL Rahul, Shubman and Ishan round, Dhawan might want to perceive that demand” – Crew India selector

Whereas the skilled batter holds impeccable chemistry with Rohit on the prime of the order, their method is in sharp distinction to at least one one other. The southpaw is in dire want of a revamped method to batting to fend off competitors from Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan and KL Rahul. With the 50-over World Cup not too far off, he should seize the alternatives with each palms and get some essential runs beneath his belt.

Claiming that the veteran batter is properly in competition in the meanwhile, the selector stated:

“There isn’t a purpose to panic. Shikhar is doing simply high quality. Sure, the demand of the sport is now such that you’ll have to be fast off the blocks. With KL, Shubman and Ishan round, Dhawan might want to perceive that demand. I’m positive, he’ll do exactly high quality,”

The Delhi batter will subsequent be seen main Crew India within the third ODI towards West Indies on Wednesday (July 27) on the Queen’s Park Oval.

Ought to Dhawan be Rohit Sharma’s first-choice opener in ODIs going ahead regardless of his outdated method? Tell us what you assume.


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Edited by Aranya Chaudhury

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