Will young opener Devdat Padikkal replace senior India opener Shikhar Dhawan? Padikkal played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2020 season. He scored 473 runs in 15 matches with a strike rate of 124.80. It included five half-centuries, 51 fours and 8 sixes. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly has recently predicted that Padikkal will play for Team India soon.
After Gautam Gambhir ‘s departure from Team India, left – handed batsman Shikhar Dhawan was given the opportunity to be the Indian selector. But .. with the exception of a few series, Gabbar emerged. Most importantly .. he has been hunting frequently for the past year and a half for failing to excel consistently. In addition, injuries have damaged his career. Shikhar Dhawan, who has hit back-to-back centuries in the latest IPL season, has been out for three matches in a row since then. That impact is also being felt on the Delhi Capitals he represents.
Shikhar Dhawan is struggling with poor form and lack of fit. The reason for the Indian selectors to continue him is the lack of a replacement. Rohit Sharma is the opener in all three formats. Dhawan continued with the intention of having left-handed batsmen as his partner. Now the Indian selectors have an option in the form of Padikkal. Sourav Ganguly also indirectly revealed the same thing
“Devadat Padikkal is a very talented player. I saw him batting in the Ranji Trophy before IPL 2020. He is capable of facing fast bowlers. If he plays another two seasons in Ranji, he will be even more rude. Teamindia needs openers now. Definitely Devdut Padikkal will play for India, ”said Sourav Ganguly.
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