Predicting India’s 15-man squad for the T20 World Cup 2020
Going largely by current form and the present squad, here we try to predict India’s 15 for the T20 World Cup to be played in Australia next year.
Published - Oct 26, 2019 7:35 pm | Updated - Oct 27, 2019 12:02 pm
2. Shikhar Dhawan
Along with Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan forms a potent opening pair. The duo has been very successful as an opening pair in white-ball cricket. Most of their success has come in the 50-over format, but they aren’t too behind in T20Is as well. No other pair in world cricket has more runs (1612 runs at an average of 32.89) than the Rohit-Shikhar pair for the opening partnership in T20I cricket.
Shikhar Dhawan may not have the best of records in the shortest format. However, he had a wonderful 2018 as a T20 player. No player has scored as many runs as Dhawan in a single calendar year in T20I cricket. He scored 689 runs at an average of 40.53 and at a strike-rate of 147.22 last year.
But in general, Dhawan has been a touch inconsistent in the shortest format. However, India prefer to play the left-handed opener in limited-overs cricket and it is his partnership with Rohit that is one of the driving forces.