Well, the 2019 cricket world cup is around the corner player’s performance in this ongoing 12th edition of Vivo IPL 2019 has been closing watched by the team selectors. As the ‘Men in Blue’ squad is yet to finalized by the selectors, the performance in IPL 2019 will play a major role on convincing selectors to prepare the list.
On yesterday’s match held between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in 12th edition of IPL, Dhawan outshined all other players by scoring 97 runs from just facing 63 balls. More importantly the left handed hard hitting batsmen without losing his wicket, he managed to lead his team to victory. While addressing the media the advisor of DC and former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly appraised his team performance and especially Shikhar Dhawan’s batting.
Entering cricketing world well aware that the Indian team has 2 world class star batsmen Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli however, the former Indian cricketer Ganguly puts Dhawan in that list too. As per the records, the left hander managed to score 16 centuries from playing 128 ODIs with the impressive strike rate of 93 plus.
While giving interview, the former captain of India and current advisor of DC has said “The three best players in one-day cricket — Dhawan, Rohit, Virat” He also went on to add “When he (Dhawan) gets set and gets in he’s unstoppable. All I expect from him is determination. When he is determined, no bowler in the world can stop him”.
By scoring his second half century of this ongoing 12th edition of VIVO IPL, the left handed batsmen Dhawan made his team DC to find a spot in top 4. Team India is play 2019 cricket world cup from 30th of May to 14th of July and it is expected that Rohit and Dhawan would be the Indian openers.