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Dinesh Karthik on Shikhar Dhawan being a particular starter for World Cup 2023: Gun participant in ICC tournaments

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New Zealand vs India: Dinesh Karthik reckoned that Shikhar Dhawan goes to be an vital a part of the staff within the 2023 version of the World Cup on house soil.

New Delhi,UPDATED: Nov 27, 2022 10:54 IST

Gun participant in ICC tournaments: Karthik on Dhawan being particular starter for WC 2023. Courtesy: AP

By India Today Web Desk: Veteran batter Dinesh Karthik reckoned that Shikhar Dhawan ought to be a particular starter for the 2023 version of the 50-over World Cup to be held in India subsequent 12 months. The left-handed Dhawan has been a bedrock of the Indian staff within the One Day format and is at the moment main them within the three-match ODI collection on New Zealand soil.

In the primary ODI on Friday, November 25, he scored a half-century and likewise stitched collectively a helpful 124-run stand for the opening wicket with Shubman Gill. However, his knock went in useless as India misplaced the match by seven wickets at Eden Park in Auckland.

“I think so. From the kind of vibe I get, he is definitely a starter for the World Cup. Otherwise, they wouldn’t be having him around. He is on the other side of his 30s and they could have easily moved on from him. Just the fact that they have him shows that they are very keen about having him in the ODI team,” Karthik was quoted as saying on Cricbuzz.

Karthik additionally heaped reward on Dhawan for stepping up in multi-nation tournaments on a constant foundation. In ICC tournaments, Dhawan has racked up 2605 runs from 58 matches at a mean of 49.15 with eight centuries to indicate for his efforts.

“He has been a gun player in ICC tournaments, somebody who rises to the occasion and he plays at a fair clip consistently. Even in the 2019 World Cup, he really did well before getting injured. So, he is somebody you can bank on unless something drastically changes in terms of his form completely falling off,” he acknowledged.

Karthik reckoned that Dhawan would even be eager to get some captaincy expertise underneath his belt earlier than he leads Punjab Kings (PBKS) within the 2023 version of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Recently, Dhawan changed Mayank Agarwal because the skipper of the Punjab-based franchise.

“He is somebody you can trust as an opener as he knows his game plan. He uses the crease really well, he has got everything to play for, and most importantly, it would be another chance for him to lead a team before the IPL and that is something he will be looking forward to,” Karthik added.

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Published On:

Nov 27, 2022

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