There are only a few months left in the T20 World Cup. All teams are looking for their top eleven players for the World Cup to be played in UAE and Oman. India is once considered a strong contender for the T20 World Cup, and Team India’s performance in the short form of cricket has been strong in the past. However, there is a lot of suspense about India’s opening pair in T20. At the end of the T20I series against England, skipper Virat Kohli has suggested that he will start with Rohit Sharma. Considering Kohli’s decision and KL Rahul’s current T20 form, former Indian cricketer and commentator Akash Chopra feels that Shikhar Dhawan has not been included in India’s T20 World Cup plans.
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Speaking on his YouTube channel, Akash Chopra said, “I think the team is not looking at Shikhar Dhawan. These are my thoughts because when you last played T20s, they only played one match and they were dropped for the next four games. It is not okay to start with this. However, Akash acknowledged that Dhawan was not out of the race. He said, ‘However, he had a good IPL, so you want to go to him. He has now been made a hero and his name could be added to the list if he performs well.
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“There are only two slots in India’s T20 squad, which will be a battle between four players,” Akash said. He said, ‘Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shah, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, any one of these four will get a chance. Ishaan Kishan, Manish Pandey and Sanju Samson are probably left behind in this race. In the absence of senior players Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, India’s second team has reached the Sri Lanka tour. The team, led by Shikhar Dhawan, will have to play a series of three ODIs and three T20s on this tour. Many young players have a great chance to prove themselves in this series.