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Picking Shivam Dube, Rohit Sharma’s worst mistake? India rues playing all-rounder as he falters yet again

Picking Shivam Dube, Rohit Sharma’s worst mistake? India rues playing all-rounder as he falters yet again

T20 World Cup 2024 was undoubtedly going to be the biggest assignment in his career. Unfortunately for him and his captain, the southpaw has failed thus far.

Shivam Dube’s selection in India’s T20 World Cup squad over players like Rinku Singh has been a talking point throughout the tournament. Unfortunately, his performances haven’t done much to silence the critics. Inconsistent with the bat, Dube’s struggles culminated in a golden duck during India’s crucial semi-final clash against England.

Rohit’s decision to play Dube backfired?

Dube’s scores in the World Cup so far paint a picture of utmost inconsistency – 0, 28, 34, 10, 31*, 3, now including a golden duck. While he did manage a vital cameo against Bangladesh, his overall performance has fallen short of expectations, especially considering the responsibility that comes with playing in the middle-order. In the seven appearances, Dube has mustered just 106 runs at a mediocre average of 21.2 and at a poor strike rate of 106. Put in the team as a middle-overs basher, the Mumbai-born has definitely left a lot to be desired.

A duck for Dube!

The pressure seemed to get the better of Dube in the high-stakes semi-final. Facing Chris Jordan, a delivery angling away from the left-hander, Dube could only manage an edge. It was pouched comfortably by England’s wicket-keeper Jos Buttler. This dismissal leaves Rohit Sharma’s decision to pick Dube over other in-form contenders under further scrutiny. The dismissal exposed his vulnerability against pace bowling.

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