Dhawan is in some sort of form. Unfortunately he's got a non-opener, barely-fit and out-of-form Rohit Sharma as partner instead of someone comparable to David Warner.It's amazing to think that India's weakest point are their opening batsmen. Like the one time we have a big hitting fast bowling all rounder and arguably the best death bowler in the game we're stuck worrying about the thought of possibly having our opening stands being like 50/0 in 15 overs lol. My team for CT would be this:
He can strike the ball hard at seven, in the final overs. He can also bowl a lot, maybe split overs 7-3 with Kedar. A straight swap for an out-of-form Jadeja.What's the deal with Yuvraj? Is he aiming to play the next World Cup?
Gambhir's exclusion was strange, as also Uthappa's. Pant is only a season or two old. Let him play four Ranji seasons first.Dhawan ahead of Gambhir and Pant is a joke right now. Rahane ahead of Gambir and Pant is also a joke. [/FONT][/COLOR]
Dhawan's the next best performer in IPL after Warner, and also in good form since the start of last year, although he played just seven matches across that period. They picked a bloke playing active cricket right now.Dhawan hasn't performed in ages... are they picking him just based on his heroics in the last edition?
Rohit>>>>Dhawan atleast in the last few years, But I do agree he gets too much hate,Dhawan is a legit gun in ODIs. Even when he is going through a tough time form-wise, he still picks it up in important games/ tourneys. There's no one in India that is better than him in the opening slot and most definitely not Rahane. It's amazing the amount of **** he gets thrown in his direction as though he's some chump averaging 30 at a SR of 70.
Wouldn't read too much into that tbh. Different formats and all and he's not exactly a great player of spin given the conditions in that series.Team looks a little shaky atm. Kohli's been in piss poor form since the Australia series, Rohit's just coming back from injury, and you never know what you're going to get with Yuvraj and Dhoni. Don't mind the Dhawan inclusion much, if anything Rahane is luckier. Gotta be his last chance in ODIs now.
I usually wouldn't but Kohli's the kind of player whose form has generally seemed to translate across formats. His slumps in ODI cricket usually come at the same time he's not doing well in tests either. Must be a confidence thing.Wouldn't read too much into that tbh. Different formats and all and he's not exactly a great player of spin given the conditions in that series.
He has demonstrated in the past that when the format changes, he can turn into beast mode pretty fast.
He also takes a lot of pride in performing in the IPL. He's been **** there also. This happened in 2014 as well, I thought he'd shrug off a poor IPL after his T20 WC heroics, but his form carried over to England.I usually wouldn't but Kohli's the kind of player whose form has generally seemed to translate across formats. His slumps in ODI cricket usually come at the same time he's not doing well in tests either. Must be a confidence thing.
Also he's coming back from injury which is tough no matter the format.