As the T20 World Cup is rapidly approaching, and supporters and analysts alike can’t stop talking about it. Wasim Jaffer, the former Indian cricketer, said that great batsman Shikhar Dhawan should not be ignored for the showcase event. Dhawan has made a significant contribution to India’s white-ball cricket, according to Jaffer, but his contributions have been eclipsed by Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. Let’s look at Jaffer Explains Why Team India Shouldn’t Look Past Dhawan.
Dhawan is presently in Sri Lanka, where he is directing a younger group of cricketers in white-ball matches against hosts. He established his class in the first game by playing an undefeated 85-run innings to finish India’s pursuit with 80 deliveries remaining.
Jaffer Explains Why Team India Shouldn’t Look, Past Dhawan
Despite India has choices for the opening position, Jaffer believes Dhawan should not be ignored.
“The way the Indian team has come up the ranks in white-ball cricket in the past few years, a lot of credit goes to Shikhar Dhawan as well, even though sometimes his contributions remain in the shadow of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma who are obviously outstanding players”.
“But I think we shouldn’t underestimate Shikhar Dhawan and I see him, at least for a year or two, a contender to play in this T20 World Cup and also the 2023 50-over World Cup,” said Jaffer on his YouTube channel.
Prithvi Shaw is also coming up as a future contender: Jaffer
Dhawan’s progress in the previous two IPLs has been exceptional, according to Jaffer, and this strengthens his scenario for the T20 World Cup in 2021. Jaffer recognizes that India has a “problem of plenty,” with numerous seasoned players competing for the opening spot, but Dhawan cannot be considered out of T20Is and the 50-over formats.
“You can’t rule out Shikhar Dhawan for the upcoming T20 World Cup. The way he has performed in the IPL in the past 2 years, even though we know Rohit Sharma is a surety to open, KL Rahul is a candidate, Virat Kohli said he wants to open, Prithvi Shaw is also coming up as a future contender, there are a lot of options. But Shikhar Dhawan shouldn’t be ruled out either in 50-over or T20 internationals,” Jaffer concluded.