The opening duo of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are considered as one of the deadliest opening players in the ODI format of the game. However, when it comes to the shortest format of the game, the form of Shikhar Dhawan has taken a dip.
He has been struggling with his form for a long time now in T20I. However, moving forward, the team management can consider a few young talents to partner with Rohit Sharma in T20I cricket.
Here, we bring you a list of 3 cricketers who can replace Shikhar Dhawan from the opening position in team India. Have a look:
1. Prithvi Shaw:
Prithvi Shaw, one of the lag-bearers of Mumbai cricket is touted as the future of the Indian cricket team in all the formats of the game. His performances in the IPL has impressed one and all with his amazing performances. He is a perfect candidate to replace Shikhar Dhawan for the opening position as he has been a regular opener for Mumbai and has even done the same job for his franchise Delhi Capitals in IPL.
Although international cricket is different from IPL, his experience of playing high-pressure games in the IPL makes him the perfect candidate for the position.
2. Ishan Kishan:
Another young talent of the Indian cricket team, Ishant Sharma, who has impressed everyone with his performances in the recent past. The 21-year-old rose to fame with his stint as the Indian U-19 skipper in the year 2016. Then his performances in IPL impressed one and all. He has given many brilliant and memorable performances playing for KKR, Mumbai Indians in IPL, and in U-19 cricket. However, it has been a long time that he has been in contention in the national squad. He is also a perfect candidate for the position of the opener in the team.
3. Shubman Gill:
Shubman Gill is one of the most talked-about youngsters of team India. He has given many memorable performances in the past couple of years.
Shubman Gill earned his maiden ODI cap against New Zealand, however, he failed to give the best of his abilities in the two games he played for the team. Following his performance, he was removed from the team. However, soon he impressed everyone with his performances for Punjab and for India A level.
And finally as a result he was selected for the 3-match test series against South Africa. Given his talent and hard-work, Shubman Gill will soon become a regular name for team India. He has also shown his talent in IPL and has always lived up to the expectations of everyone. He will be a perfect choice to replace Shikhar Dhawan as the opener for team India.