IND vs SL 2021: “Shikhar Dhawan needs to make best possible use of these chances”- WV Raman


Former Indian opener WV Raman believes the Sri Lanka tour is an important take a look at of persistence for Indian skipper Shikhar Dhawan. The southpaw is ready to steer a new-look Crew India in opposition to Sri Lanka in three ODIs and as many T20Is.

Crew India’s opening mixture for the T20 World Cup nonetheless does not look settled after KL Rahul’s poor displaying within the T20I sequence in opposition to England earlier at residence. Virat Kohli opened with Rohit Sharma within the final T20I and issues labored out properly for the duo.

Chatting with TOI, WV Raman believes Shikhar Dhawan must convert these probabilities into huge scores in opposition to Sri Lanka if he needs to make his case for the first-choice opener’s spot within the T20 World Cup.

“In case of Shikhar, it’s a case of retaining his aggressive edge, ready and watching as to how issues pan out. Not like others, Shikhar must be a bit extra affected person and must try to be sure that he makes the very best use of those matches and put the ball within the selectors’ courtroom,” WV Raman asserted.

Sri Lanka tour nice alternative for Prithvi Shaw: WV Raman

Prithvi Shaw has seen many ups and downs in his brief cricketing profession to this point. After being dropped from the Indian staff as a consequence of his failures Down Below, Shaw got here roaring again into kind within the 2021 Vijay Hazare Trophy.

In 8 video games, Shaw scored a mind-boggling 827 runs at a staggering common of 165.40 with three a whole lot and a double-ton. He was additionally on track for the Delhi Capitals within the first section of IPL 2021, scoring 308 runs from 8 video games.

WV Raman feels Shaw has an amazing alternative to attain heaps of runs in opposition to Sri Lanka and make a robust case for himself in white-ball cricket.

“He (Shaw) is a high quality participant and this tour is a chance for him to will get runs in opposition to a world aspect,” WV Raman stated.

The brand new-look Indian staff additionally has a brand new head coach for the Sri Lankan tour in Indian legend Rahul Dravid. The veteran has a popularity of getting efficiently labored with the India A and India U19 sides. WV Raman believes Dravid will change into Crew India’s head coach on a full-time foundation ultimately.

“It (Dravid turning into a full-time coach) is prone to occur. There isn’t any saying as to when it would, however I will probably be shocked if it doesn’t occur someday within the (close to) future,” WV Raman concluded.


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