Why Shikhar Dhawan is not selected in Indian Team against Ireland?

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Why Shikhar Dhawan is not selected in Indian Team?
Why Shikhar Dhawan is not selected in Indian Team?

The squad of Indian Cricket team which will travel to Dublin for the T20I series against Ireland has been announced. A few names were expected to be selected in the squad but unfortunately they have been left out from the 17-member squad for Ireland Tour. One of them is veteran Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan. He didn’t get a place in the Indian T20 squad against Ireland which was announced BCCI. This team is more like second string of team India and most of the senior players have been rested for this series. In their absence, some new faces have been give a chance in the squad. Even then some deserving players failed to get a place in the Indian Team. Dhawan’s exclusion from the 17-member squad is quite shocking because he has been consistently scoring runs in IPL for the last two years. Fans are not happy with his omission from the squad and want to know Why Shikhar Dhawan is not selected in Indian Team against Ireland?

Indian Team is all set to travel to Ireland to play two T20 International matches in Dublin. This would be India’s first visit to Ireland since 2018. The two team have played against each other only on three occasions in T20s and it was Indian team who emerged victorious on all occasions. The 1st match of T20 series will take place on June 26 while the 2nd match will take place on June 28. Hardik Pandya has been appointed the captain of Indian Team for the series against Ireland.

Why Shikhar Dhawan is not selected in Indian Team against Ireland?

Why Shikhar Dhawan is not selected in Indian Team against Ireland?
Why Shikhar Dhawan is not selected in Indian Team against Ireland?

Even after consistently performing for India in limited-overs format and his respective franchise in IPL, Dhawan has been ignored again by the selection committee for the Ireland series. The simple reason behind his exclusion is that the selectors do not want to invest in him for the future plans. The management has decided to go with young players.

The approach of Dhawan in the T20 format is another reason behind his omission from the Indian team. He usually starts his innings in a slow manner. His strike rate is quite low when compared to the likes of KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan. There is also availability of a lot of players for the opening spot.  KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan and Virat Kohli are the names available for that spot. With his omission in the squad against Ireland, there are no chances that Dhawan will make to the India T20 World Cup squad.

India vs Ireland Schedule

Date Match Details Venue Time (IST)
June 26, 2022 Ireland vs India, 1st T20I The Village, Dublin 2:30 PM
June 28, 2022 Ireland vs India, 2nd T20I The Village, Dublin 2:30 PM
India Squad against Ireland
India Squad against Ireland

India Squad against Ireland

Hardik Pandya (c), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (vc), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, Deepak Hooda, Venkatesh Iyer, Axar Patel, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi.