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I’m over here to strengthen my position as a World Cup contender: Dhawan

India's Shikhar Dhawan raises his bat to the crowd as he walks back to the pavilion after his dismissal during the 2019 Cricket World Cup group stage match between India and Australia at The Oval in London on June 9, 2019. (Photo by Dibyangshu SARKAR / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

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  •  India captain Shikhar Dhawan has clarified that he is focusing on a spot in India’s WC crew worldwide.
  • With the T20 World Cup under 90 days away, as the race for the opener’s spot acquires force.

With the T20 World Cup under 90 days away, as the race for the opener’s spot acquires force, India captain Shikhar Dhawan has clarified that he is focusing on a spot in India’s WC crew for the worldwide ICC occasion. 

However, regardless of good structure in the briefest organization, Dhawan may in any case not be India’s best option opener, with KL Rahul additionally in the quarrel. 

Dhawan has been in and out of the group. But, surprisingly, in the last two full versions in the IPL, he has scored 521 and 618 runs separately, including consecutive hundreds of years in 2020 for the Delhi Capitals. 

Also, quite possibly, he may not discover a spot for himself in the XI for the WC, and Dhawan is out to take out any such chance. 

“It is vital any worldwide match has its effect, and at whatever point you perform universally, it’s anything but a gigantic effect. Along these lines, on an individual note, I’m truly anticipating perform here and make my place more grounded for World Cucontendersip. 

Then, at that point, we’ll perceive how it goes later on,” Dhawan said just before the primary T20I in Colombo on Sunday. 

Although India took the ODI series 2-1, Dhawan underlined that the T20Is is a new beginning for the Indian group and that depends on what unfolded in the three 50-over games, India is not trifling with Sri Lanka, particularly after the hosts packed away a comfort three-wicket win on Friday. 

“I figure the opposition will be acceptable. You saw the Sri Lankan group work on a great deal in the last two (ODI) matches. They played truly, well, and they are a decent group, with plenty of adolescents.

We’ve both effectively played three matches now, so the two groups each others’ qualities and shortcomings. So that is something worth being thankful for, and it will add to the test,” Dhawan added.

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Patrick Edward

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