IND vs SL: Is Shikhar Dhawan’s career over? What is the meaning of being out of Team India against Sri Lanka?
Shikhar Dhawan was already not being selected in Tests and T20s. However, he was being kept in the team in ODIs. In view of the 2023 World Cup, he was continuously kept in the ODI team. But Shikhar Dhawan’s bat remained silent in the recently concluded ODI series in Bangladesh.
A series of three T20 and three ODIs is to be played between India and Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan team is coming on a tour of India. Team India has been announced for this. Senior players have been rested in T20. In T20, Hardik Pandya will command the youth brigade of the team. At the same time, experienced Rohit Sharma will lead Team India in ODIs. The name of experienced batsman Shikhar Dhawan, who captained Team India in ODIs till some time ago, is not included in it. Apart from Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant has also not been kept in Team India in T20 and ODI. Since then, the round of discussion about both is going on continuously. Shikhar Dhawan is being discussed the most because till some time ago he was captaining Team India.
Shikhar Dhawan was already not being selected in Tests and T20s. However, he was being kept in the team in ODIs. In view of the 2023 World Cup, he was continuously kept in the ODI team. But Shikhar Dhawan’s bat remained silent in the recently concluded ODI series in Bangladesh. No runs came off his bat. For this reason, it is believed that Shikhar Dhawan failed to make a comeback in the ODI team. If seen that way, Shikhar Dhawan has been able to score only 49 runs in the last 5 matches. His scores were 3, 8, 7 in the three matches against Bangladesh. Apart from this, Shikhar Dhawan has turned 37 years old. Age can also play an important role in getting him out of the team. However, it is also true that Shikhar Dhawan is currently not doing well with the bat due to which he has been kept out of the ODI team.
In such a situation, it is difficult to say whether Shikhar Dhawan will return to the team for the upcoming World Cup. Cricket experts are insisting that this can be seen as the last stage of Shikhar Dhawan’s career. Suryakumar Yadav, who has consistently performed well for the team, has been made the vice-captain in T20 matches. Same, Ishaan Kishan, who scored a double century against Bangladesh, has been kept in the team in both ODI and T20 formats. In such a situation, it is believed that Ishaan Kishan can open in ODIs with Rohit Sharma. Along with this, Ishaan will also have the responsibility of opening in T20 matches. Ishaan Kishan has also been entrusted with the responsibility of wicketkeeping.
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