New Delhi. Team India’s senior player Shikhar Dhawan has been running out of Team India for a long time. In such a situation, there was a possibility of his being selected in the team for the Asian Games, because in view of the ODI World Cup, big players do not get into it. The BCCI announced a 15-member squad for the games on Friday night. Dhawan was not given a chance in this. They are not even playing domestic cricket. In such a situation, his return is looking difficult in the team. At the same time, Prithvi Shaw also could not make it to the team for the Asian Games. His performance in IPL 2023 was just average. For this reason, he was dropped from playing-XI. Rituraj Gaikwad, who plays from Chennai Super Kings, has got the command of the team for the Asian Games.
If we look at Shikhar Dhawan’s age, he is 37 years old. For this reason also, his return is now difficult in Team India. He played the last international match against Bangladesh in December 2022. Shubman Gill’s performance with Rohit Sharma as an opener has been good. Apart from this, now Yashasvi Jaiswal has also come in the team. He has expressed his intentions by scoring a century in the debut test. Dhawan has not played any match after IPL 2023. Although he can be seen playing in the T20 league.
Earth’s average was 13
23-year-old Prithvi Shaw made his debut for Team India in a bang, but he could not maintain his performance. Talking about IPL 2023, Prithvi could score only 106 runs in 8 matches at an average of 13. The strike rate was 125. If we look at his overall T20 strike rate, it is 150. That is, he could not play freely in the 16th season of the Indian Premier League.
Talking about the team selected for the Asian Games, it includes Rinku Singh to Prabhsimran Singh. Both the players shone with the bat in IPL 2023. Look at the T20 team selected for the West Indies tour, out of which only 6 players have been selected for the Asian Games. That is, the selectors have given more and more young players a chance.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 15, 2023, 07:07 IST