The Indian team for the 2023 Asian Cup has been announced. The national team selected 17 players for this major tournament. While there were many such star players whose place on this team was probably already made, they could not find a place. Among these players was the name of Shikhar Dhawan. Dhawan has not played for Team India in any form over the past year. In such a situation, even when he was not selected, there was great uproar.
Dhawan was also left out of the team
Shikhar Dhawan last played an ODI for Team India in December 2022. The team already has two strong opening batsmen in Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill. At the same time, there is a substitute opener in the team in Ishaan Kishan. In such a situation, it’s difficult for Dhawan to get a chance in the team. The signs indicate that Dhawan will not get another chance in the World Cup team in the future.
Dhawan’s record is excellent
Speaking of Shikhar Dhawan’s record, he has a great record in the World Cup. He took part in two world championships in 2015 and 2019. Overall, he has 537 runs in 10 innings of 10 games. His best score is 137 runs. In this tournament, Dhawan has scored a total of three centuries and a half. In this tournament his batting average is around 94 and the average is 53.7. He has not been with Team India since the ODI series against Bangladesh in December 2022. Dhawan has also scored 17 centuries and 39 half-centuries in ODI cricket. He has 6,793 runs in 164 innings and 167 ODIs for India. At the same time, he has 2315 runs in 34 friendlies and 1759 runs in 68 T20 internationals.
Indian Team for Asian Cup:
Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Verma, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya (Vice Captain), Ravindra Jadeja, Akshar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj , Kuldeep Yadav and the famous Krishna.
Substitute: Sanju Samson