IND vs ENG LIVE: Time running out for Shikhar Dhawan! Veteran misses GOLDEN chance to seal Playing XI spot in KL Rahul’s absence in England – Check out

IND vs ENG Live: Shikhar Dhawan Departs Cheaply – Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan continued his lukewarm form as he missed the perfect opportunity…

IND vs ENG LIVE: Time running out for Shikhar Dhawan! Veteran misses GOLDEN chance to seal Playing XI spot in KL Rahul's absence in England - Check out
IND vs ENG LIVE: Time running out for Shikhar Dhawan! Veteran misses GOLDEN chance to seal Playing XI spot in KL Rahul's absence in England - Check out

IND vs ENG Live: Shikhar Dhawan Departs Cheaply – Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan continued his lukewarm form as he missed the perfect opportunity to seal his place in the Indian playing XI in the absence of injured KL Rahul. Dhawan who has been a part of the ODI series against England failed to score big runs to justify his place in the Indian squad. With KL Rahul returning soon, Dhawan will have to pull his socks to guarantee his chance in the upcoming ICC World Cup in 2023. Follow IND ENG Old Trafford ODI Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

IND vs ENG LIVE: Time running out for Shikhar Dhawan! Veteran misses GOLDEN chance to seal Playing XI spot in KL Rahul’s absence in England – Check out

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IND vs ENG LIVE: Time running out for Shikhar Dhawan! Veteran misses GOLDEN chance to seal Playing XI spot in KL Rahul's absence in England - Check out
IND vs ENG LIVE: Time running out for Shikhar Dhawan! Veteran misses GOLDEN chance to seal Playing XI spot in KL Rahul’s absence in England – Check out

In the three ODI matches that Dhawan played against England, he managed to score just 41 runs with an average of 20.50. What is even more surprising is Dhawan’s poor strike rate of 49.39. Dhawan’s highest score came in the first ODI match at the Oval where the Men in Blue comprehensively defeated England by 10 wickets. Dhawan played a fine knock of 31 not out in that game.

In the 2nd ODI at Lord’s Dhawan played an exceptional slow knock of 9 from 26 and in the 3rd ODI, he was dismissed cheaply at 1 from 3. Dhawan departed early falling a victim to Reece Topley yet again. Dhawan in an attempt to open the face of the bat and go over the fielder slotted the ball straight into the hands of Jason Roy positioned at a backward point.

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Shikhar Dhawan Struggles:

  • Returning to the ODI squad, Shikhar Dhawan has failed to justify his place in the squad with his poor performances.
  • Dhawan has just managed to score 41 runs in 3 innings with a mere average of 20.50 and a strike rate of 49.39.
  • Dhawan has failed to seal his place in the Indian Squad for the upcoming 2023 World Cup.
  • An added pressure for Dhawan will be the return of KL Rahul.
  • Dhawan will get the opportunity to prove his worth in the upcoming India Tour of West Indies series.

With Dhawan continuing his struggle to score runs, an added pressure on the veteran opener will be the return of KL Rahul. Rahul who underwent successful surgery on sports hernia is recovering well and is inching closer to his Indian team return. Though the exact date of Rahul’s return is unknown, the Indian vice-captain is expected to be back soon.

Another major concern for Dhawan will be securing his spot in the Indian Playing XI of the Indian team for the upcoming World Cup. The ICC Men’s World Cup 2023 is just 15 months away. Dhawan will have to improve massively to guarantee his place in the squad. Dhawan will, however, get this opportunity in West Indies. India will be playing a series in the Caribbeans headed by Shikhar Dhawan.

IND vs ENG LIVE: Time running out for Shikhar Dhawan! Veteran misses GOLDEN chance to seal Playing XI spot in KL Rahul’s absence in England – Check out

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