Opener Shikhar Dhawan’s exclusion from Team India’s 15-member squad for the T20 World Cup has left everyone in shock. The 35-year old, who has been in great form in the IPL as well as in the recent white-ball series against Sri Lanka has been unable to find his place in the team.
Former Indian Cricketer, Farokh Engineer told Sports Tak that ‘he was disappointed with a big name like Shikhar Dhawan being excluded from the list’. “This is really disheartening as a player like Dhawan, who has so much potential and who has proved himself over the years missed the mark for the T20 World Cup squad”. “Dhawan has recently led the team against Sri Lanka in July”, Added Engineer. However, Engineer felt that the team is well-balanced and has every chance to win the T20 World Cup.
Chief selector Chetan Sharma, in the press conference stated that right now we cannot reveal everything about the discussion that went by. “Shikhar is an asset for us. He is in the loop. Right now we are focusing on other players. So those thinking that Dhawan’s T20 career is done are probably wrong.”
India, who announced their Men in Blue for T20 World Cup 2021, can still make changes till October 10 and can replace members depending on their performance starting from September 19 at Dubai. With swaps still possible, lets await whether the odds turn in favour of Dhawan or not!