New Delhi: Team India can be announced soon for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, but Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan is very unlikely to play in this global tournament.
Rahul became the biggest contender
It is being fully expected that KL Rahul will be the opening partner of Rohit Sharma in the T20 World Cup. Because Shikhar Dhawan’s performance was nothing special in the recent T20 International series.
Will Dhawan’s T20I career end?
Shikhar Dhawan failed to make his mark in the T20 series against Sri Lanka, thus the T20 World Cup to be held in UAE and Oman. Expectations have suffered a major setback. If he is not selected for this global tournament, then his T20 International career will be considered over.
Dhawan’s unwanted record
During the Sri Lanka Tour, Shikhar Dhawan became the first captain of Team India to become the victim of a Golden Duck in T20 Internationals. In these 3 T20 matches, he scored runs at a poor strike rate.
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 If he bats in the same way in the second phase of IPL 2021, then he will become a big threat to Shikhar Dhawan and T20 World Cup. ) the hope of playing ‘Gabbar’ will end.