Second T20: Rohit-Dhawan but not this pair can start the innings
The second match of T20 series between India and Bangladesh is to be played on 7 November. The match will be played at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. Bangladesh shocked everyone by winning the first match by 7 wickets. The batting of the Indian team did not go well and the team had to face defeat.
Shikhar Dhawan is not running
The bat of Indian team opener Shikhar Dhawan has been quiet for quite some time.
He has not scored a half-century with his bat in 6 T20 and 3 ODIs since the World Cup 2019 and is struggling to score runs consistently.
This is the reason why questions are also being raised in his place. The team has the option of KL Rahul and has been sitting on the bench for quite some time. He got a chance in the middle order in the first match but could not do anything special. Got only 4 matches
KL Rahul got a chance to play only 4 T20 matches for India this year and he has also performed well in that. His innings of 50 and 47 runs came off his bat in two T20s against Australia in February.
He got a match by resting Rohit Sharma in the West Indies and in this he scored 20 and then 15 runs in the first match against Bangladesh. He also averages 41.54 in T20 International and a strike rate of 147.
: Sunil Gavaskar said if this player did not play in the next 2 matches, then he should be out of Team India
Years like nightmares
2019 has been a nightmare for Shikhar Dhawan. He may have done well in the IPL but has scored 222 runs in 10 innings in T20 International at an average of 22.20 and a strike rate of 109.36. In the Vijay Hazare Trophy too, only one half-century came off his bat.
That is why KL Rahul can start the innings with Rohit Sharma in the second T20. Rahul was also the highest run-scorer after David Warner in IPL 2019 and also has the ability to play big shots consistently.