Shikhar Dhawan to play Vijay Hazare Trophy for Delhi after South Africa T20I sequence


The southpaw desires to utilize the free time whereas not taking part in worldwide cricket.

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan. (Photograph by Robert Cianflone/Getty Photographs)

India and Delhi opener Shikhar Dhawan not too long ago made his comeback to the Indian group within the limited-overs sequence in opposition to the West Indies however did not do a lot. This was his first sequence in India jersey, after his World Cup 2019 marketing campaign got here to an early finish after he broke his thumb throughout his century innings in opposition to Australia on the Kennington Oval.

Dhawan has proven a return to kind after a disappointing West Indies tour, as he scored a pleasant 40 within the second T20I in opposition to South Africa, which was performed in Mohali. He was trying good, however his innings got here to an finish because of an excellent catch by David Miller, giving Tabraiz Shamsi his solely wicket of the match. Nevertheless, it is going to be the Delhi aspect that can be pleased with Dhawan’s newest announcement.

Will play in Vijay Hazare Trophy for Delhi, says Dhawan

The third T20I between India and South Africa can be performed on September 22 in Bengaluru after which the three Assessments sequence will start from October 2nd with the primary Take a look at in Visakhapatnam. However Shikhar Dhawan has not been named within the Take a look at squad for this sequence like he was omitted from the West Indies Take a look at sequence as nicely. Subsequently, the left-hander has introduced that he’ll play for Delhi within the home one-day match beginning on September 24.

“Now even after this sequence, I’m going to play Vijay Hazare as nicely. I’m trying ahead to that. I be sure that no matter cricket I play, I play with all my coronary heart whether or not it’s Ranji, Vijay Hazare or the Indian group,” Dhawan was quoted as saying by Information 18. The Delhi and District Cricket Affiliation (DDCA), on Wednesday introduced the squad for the Vijay Hazare Trophy, which noticed Dhruv Shorey being named the captain of the aspect.

Additionally named within the squad are wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant and quick bowler Navdeep Saini. Whereas the 21-year-old Pant can also be named in Take a look at squad versus the Proteas, Saini is but to make a mark within the five-day format. So far as Dhawan is anxious, he wished to utilize the free time whereas not taking part in worldwide cricket.

“I had free time since I used to be not within the Take a look at group, so thought somewhat than sitting at house or coaching, play matches that are good for my confidence and my talent ranges. Match observe is one of the best observe so I believed it’s a very good alternative for me to go and categorical myself. I used to be not a part of the Take a look at group so I had the chance,” Dhawan additional talked about.

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