T20 World Cup 2021 I kl rahul will be preferred over shikhar dhawan in india’s XI for t20 world cup
KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan
- Discussion continues on Rohit Sharma’s fellow opener in T20 World Cup
- T20 World Cup will be held in UAE in October-November this year
- India is being considered as a strong contender for the title.
Mumbai: The countdown for the ICC T20 World Cup has begun. All participating teams are busy making their best combination. While some teams are struggling to make a good playing XI, the concerns of some teams are even greater. The Indian team is in the second category in this matter. There are many talented players in the team and in such a situation, the headache of making the best team is on Virat Kohli and the team management.
The selection concerns start from the top order. Where the place of vice-captain Rohit Sharma is confirmed as an opener. The frontrunners in the race for his partner are Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul. Both Rahul and Dhawan have done well later in the T20 format, so it is difficult to get one on the bench. Former Indian fast bowler Ajit Agarkar has the same view.
Agarkar is of the view that it would be right to play Rahul as per India’s current plans but Dhawan will have the best chance to stake his claim when he bats against Sri Lanka. Agarkar said in the virtual press conference, ‘It is a confusing matter. You feel that Rahul and Rohit will overtake them, but Dhawan continues to score runs. So he has put pressure on both of them. Look, Dhawan has to score runs. I think he has to score well so that his name can be considered.
Agarkar further said, ‘There is only so much you can do as a player. I don’t know how much importance you would attach to the T20 World Cup selection based on performance in Sri Lanka. All Dhawan can do is put pressure on Rahul-Rohit by scoring runs.
Rahul gets preference over Dhawan: Agarkar
Ajit Agarkar pointed out that Rahul has done exceptionally well in white ball cricket and hence the team management should prefer Rahul over Dhawan for the global event. 43-year-old Agarkar said, ‘I believe that KL Rahul should get preference over Dhawan because if Rohit Sharma is the vice-captain, then he will play. Rahul’s performance in this year’s series against England was average. But his performance in white cricket has been excellent. This will increase the problems of Shikhar Dhawan.
However, the remaining season of IPL 2021 will be played before the T20 World Cup. So Rahul and the rest of the players will have a great chance to impress the selectors.
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