ICC has announced the schedule of ODI World Cup 2023 to be held in India, which will be held on 5…
The ICC has announced the schedule of the ODI World Cup 2023 to be held in India, which is to be played from October 5 to November 19 at 10 different venues in India. At the same time, Team India’s star opener Shikhar Dhawan has been running away from the team for a long time. In such a situation, before the World Cup 2023, former Pakistani captain Salman Butt has given a big statement about Dhawan. Salman has spoken to Dhawan before the World Cup 2023 through his YouTube channel.
Butt advised India to open with Dhawan
Let us tell you that India won the Champions Trophy in the year 2013, the last ICC title. A decade-long drought in ICC events and lack of experience at the top could put India at a disadvantage. Hence, Butt has backed Dhawan as his number one choice to open in World Cup 2023. The former Pakistan opener also said that Rohit Sharma or Shubman Gill can open with him.
Butt said this on his YouTube channel
Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt said on his YouTube channel that “they will need Shikhar Dhawan at the top. I don’t see any top order batsman among right handed batsmen who can open as well as him. Either Shikhar and Shubman can open and Rohit comes down one, or Rohit can open with Shikhar.
Significantly, Shikhar Dhawan is considered a big match player and he is also called ‘Mr’. In ICC tournaments, Dhawan has also been India’s top scorer in the 2013 and 2017 Champions Trophies as well as the 2015 World Cup. Although Dhawan has not got a chance to play for Team India for a long time. Every time the BCCI selectors keep ignoring him.
|ICC Tournaments||No. of Matches||runs||Average||Centuries|
|Champions Trophy 2013||5||363||90.75||2|
|World Cup 2015||8||412||51.50||2|
|Champions Trophy 2017||5||338||67.60||1|
|World Cup 2019||2||125||62.50||1|