‘I don’t see his title popping up’ – Sunil Gavaskar on Shikhar Dhawan’s T20 World Cup possibilities

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan. (Photograph Supply: Twitter/Sri Lanka Cricket)

The veteran Indian batter Shikhar Dhawan is struggling to interrupt into the nationwide group regardless of having fun with an important Indian Premier League 2022 season. The Indian setup rested a number of key senior gamers for the South Africa collection, together with Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, which opened the door for fringe gamers, however Dhawan was not included within the squad.

This means that the participant’s T20I profession is all however over, with the 2022 T20 World Cup coming within the subsequent few months. Former batting nice Sunil Gavaskar additionally doesn’t see Dhawan making the Indian squad for the World Cup in Australia.

“No. I don’t see his title popping up. If it needed to pop up, it will have been on this squad. A number of guys have gone to England and he might have been on this squad. If he isn’t on this squad, I don’t see him ending within the combine (for T20 World Cup),” Sunil Gavaskar stated on Star Sports activities.

The 36-year-old Dhawan scored 460 runs in 14 matches at a strike charge of 122.66 in IPL 2022 for Punjab Kings, however he faces powerful competitors for the opening positions in white-ball cricket within the Indian group and is unlikely to be chosen for the India T20I group. He final performed for India in a T20I in July 2021 in opposition to Sri Lanka. Over all, in his profession, he has scored 1759 runs in 68 T20I matches at a mean of 27.92 and a strike charge of 126.36.

Gavaskar picks KL Rahul to accomplice Rohit Sharma for 2022 T20 World Cup

With Shikhar Dhawan not within the image for the upcoming 2022 T20 World Cup, India are most definitely to go forward with Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul as a first-choice opening pair in Australia. The Indian skipper was rested for the South Africa tour however is again with the red-ball group for the upcoming England tour.

In the meantime, KL Rahul missed the South Africa collection as a consequence of damage and Ishan Kishan grabbed the prospect to make a giant level for the place within the beginning eleven within the upcoming World Cup. Nevertheless, Gavaskar stated he would favor Rahul to accomplice Rohit in T20Is.

“My opening mixture would have KL Rahul if he’s match and Rohit Sharma alongside him,” he stated.