Mumbai: Team India’s biggest opener Shikhar Dhawan’s selectors have cut the card from the T20 World Cup. The reason given by Chief Selector Chetan Sharma behind not selecting Shikhar Dhawan is surprising everyone. Chetan Sharma said that this has been done to give rest to Dhawan.
Dhawan did not get a chance in T20 World Cup
Chief selector Chetan Sharma has said that Shikhar Dhawan is an important player of India’s ODI and T20 team, but this is the time to give him some rest and give opportunities to other players. Dhawan captained India’s ODI and T20 teams on the Sri Lanka tour in July.
Chief selector’s statement surprised
Chief selector Chetan Sharma said, ‘Shikhar Dhawan is a very important player for us. He was the captain on the Sri Lanka tour. I cannot tell what happened. They are important and part of the framework. At this point of time, the need is to try other players and give some rest to Shikhar. He is an important player and will make a comeback soon.
Ishan Kishan is a dangerous batsman
There are three openers in the team in the form of Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan, but captain Virat Kohli can also open the innings with Rohit. Chetan Sharma said, ‘We have three openers Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan. Kishan can also play in the middle order with the start of the innings, which has increased our option. He plays spinners well. It is for the team management to decide whether they want Kohli to open the innings.
Rishabh Pant first choice in wicketkeeping
Chief selector Chetan Sharma said, ‘Virat has a great record in T20 batting in the middle order, but everything will depend on the situation at that time. Rishabh Pant is the first choice in wicketkeeping before Kishan and Rahul. Sharma said, ‘We have three wicketkeepers, but the number one is Pant. After that Kishan and Rahul will be used in case of emergency.