Sunil Gavaskar expects Shikhar Dhawan to miss T20 World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar believes skilled opener Shikhar Dhawan is unlikely to work his means again into rivalry and have at this yr’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
Dhawan has already performed at two T20 World Cups for India in 2014 and 2016 and a few good type at this yr’s IPL event had seen his title thrust again into the choice highlight.
But the left-hander was neglected for the current 5-sport sequence towards South Africa, with selectors as a substitute choosing relative newcomers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ishan Kishan with regulars Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul sidelined.
Dhawan additionally missed out on choice for the upcoming white-ball tour of the United Kingdom, which commences with two matches towards Ireland later this month.
While there are lingering issues over the health of first-alternative opener Rahul, Gavaskar doesn’t anticipate Dhawan to be within the combine to make it to a 3rd T20 World Cup in October.
“No. I do not see his title popping up,” a blunt Gavaskar advised Star Sports.
“If it had to pop up, it could have been on this squad (to play Ireland). Rather a lot of guys have gone to England and he might have been on this squad. If he isn’t on this squad, I do not see him ending within the combine (for T20 World Cup).”
Gaikwad and Kishan did their possibilities of making the journey to Australia no hurt by scoring a half-century apiece throughout the lately accomplished sequence towards South Africa, with Kishan, particularly, impressing with a complete of 206 runs at a median better than 40.
But Gavaskar has little question what India’s greatest opening mixture might be in Australia, ought to all gamers show their health in time for the showcase event Down Under.
“My opening mixture would have KL Rahul if he is match, and Rohit Sharma alongside him,” Gavaskar mentioned.
The T20 World Cup commences on October 16, with India’s first match coming on the MCG towards Pakistan on October 23.

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