Selectors likely to hold talks with Shikhar Dhawan over future plans after tour of Zimbabwe 


Members of the Team India choice committee are anticipated to carry talks with Shikhar Dhawan relating to his batting strategy and future following the tour of Zimbabwe.

The veteran batter has been lowered to a single-format participant in nationwide colours and has expressed his want to characterize India on the 2023 ODI World Cup.

With the format evolving and inspiring brisk begins, Dhawan has remained rooted within the conventional strategy of settling down and accelerating regularly. Skipper Rohit Sharma has advocated the fashionable strategy fuelled by brute aggression and has led by instance in latest encounters.

Shikhar Dhawan’s ODI runs breakdown:Overs 1-10: 2859 runs, 43 avg, 84 SROvers 11-20: 1688 runs, 55 avg, 89 SROvers 21-30: 1301 runs, 62 avg, 113 SROvers 31-40: 534 runs, 33 avg, 119 SROvers 41-50: 53 runs, 13 avg, 129 SRPretty much how a good ODI innings is set up.

The flamboyant left-handed batter struggled during the tour of England recently, where he scored 41 runs in three matches. Venturing into the ODI setup after six months, Dhawan struggled to find rhythm in the first contest at The Oval, while Rohit Sharma looked at his best on the other end.

The Delhi batter scored a 54-ball 31 and shared an unbeaten 114-run opening partnership with Rohit (76) to guide India home in the match.

Stating that the coaching staff will assist the player should a change in his batting approach be required, a member of the selection committee told InsideSport:

“There is no problem between Shikhar and Rohit. It’s just that both have different ideas. It is not a bad thing. But yes, we will have a sit down with Shikhar probably after Zimbabwe tour on understanding his future plans. If he needs to change his batting approach, Vikram and Rahul are there to talk to him. We won’t interfere.”

His strike rate was a pivotal point of concern when it came to the shortest format of the game. He eventually lost his place to the likes of KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan regardless of performing constantly within the Indian Premier League (IPL).

“With KL Rahul, Shubman and Ishan round, Dhawan might want to perceive that demand” – Crew India selector

Whereas the skilled batter holds impeccable chemistry with Rohit on the prime of the order, their strategy is in sharp distinction to at least one one other. The southpaw is in dire want of a revamped strategy to batting to fend off competitors from Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan and KL Rahul. With the 50-over World Cup not too far off, he must seize the alternatives with each fingers and get some essential runs below his belt.

Claiming that the veteran batter is nicely in competition in the intervening time, the selector stated:

“There is no such thing as a purpose to panic. Shikhar is doing simply high quality. Sure, the demand of the sport is now such that you’ll have to be fast off the blocks. With KL, Shubman and Ishan round, Dhawan might want to perceive that demand. I’m positive, he’ll do exactly high quality,”

The Delhi batter will subsequent be seen main Crew India within the third ODI in opposition to West Indies on Wednesday (July 27) on the Queen’s Park Oval.

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Edited by Aranya Chaudhury