New Delhi: India had to face a 3-1 defeat in the T20I series against Sri Lanka. This is a sad thing not only for Team India but also for captain Shikhar Dhawan.
Dhawan’s batting became the reason for the defeat?
This is the first victory against Sri Lanka’s Team India in the 8 T20 bilateral series. Not only this, he has won a series against India for the first time in any format after the year 2008. Shikhar Dhawan’s slow batting is also being blamed behind this defeat of the Indian team.
T20 World Cup hopes blow
Shikhar Dhawan failed to make a mark in the T20I series against Sri Lanka, thus the T20 World Cup to be held in UAE and Oman. The hopes of the World Cup have suffered a major setback.
Dhawan’s direct fight with KL Rahul
Shikhar Dhawan has become the first captain of Team India to have a Golden Duck in T20 Internationals. Dhawan’s direct competition for the T20 World Cup is with KL Rahul, but he failed to make a mark in the T20 series against Sri Lanka.
Shikhar Dhawan’s score in the T20 series against Sri Lanka
1st T20I – 46 runs in 36 balls
2nd T20I – 40 runs off 42 balls
3rd T20I – 0 runs off 1 ball
Who is better between KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan?
KL Rahul has scored 1557 runs in 49 matches of his T20 International career. During this, he had a strike rate of 142.19 and an average of 39.92 with 2 centuries and 14 half-centuries. At the same time, Shikhar Dhawan scored 1759 runs in 67 T20 Internationals with the help of 11 fifty. Dhawan’s strike rate is 126.45 which is less than Rahul.
Both the batsmen showed their strength in IPL
In the first phase of IPL 2021, KL Rahul scored 331 runs in just 7 matches with the help of 4 fifties, during which his strike rate was 136.21. At the same time, Shikhar Dhawan scored 380 runs in 8 IPL matches during this period, but his strike rate was 134.27 which is less than KL Rahul.
Will KL Rahul be a threat to Shikhar Dhawan?
KL Rahul is the biggest contender to open with Rohit Sharma in the T20 World Cup if he bats the same way in the second phase of IPL 2021. So he will become a big threat to Shikhar Dhawan.