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India vs Sri Lanka: Shikhar Dhawan needs to be a little affected person, says WV Raman | Cricket News – Times of India


CHENNAI: Former India opener WV Raman feels Shikhar Dhawan needs to bide his time to get his consistency again, whereas his opening companion Prithvi Shaw ought to look to make the Sri Lanka tour depend by getting runs towards a global workforce.
Shaw misplaced his place within the nationwide facet after a poor present within the sequence towards Australia, however since then he has scored runs aplenty to make a comeback into the nationwide restricted-overs facet.
Shaw amassed 827 runs on the Vijay Hazare Trophy and adopted that up by scoring 308 runs from 8 video games for Delhi Capitals on this yr’s IPL which was suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Shaw will get a probability to redeem himself within the upcoming India-Sri Lanka sequence beginning with the primary ODI on July 18.

Former Indian participant and Tamil Nadu star WV Raman feels the Sri Lanka journey will be a good probability for Shaw to proceed scoring runs like he has carried out in latest months.
“He is a quality player and this tour is an opportunity for him to gets runs against an international side,” Raman, who will be doing commentary throughout the sequence, instructed TOI on Friday.
Not just for Shaw, the tour can also be essential for his opening companion and skipper Shikhar Dhawan. With Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli wanting set to open for India on the upcoming World T20, Dhawan will be eager to keep within the combine by scoring runs in each given alternative.
“In case of Shikhar, it is a case of retaining his competitive edge, waiting and watching as to how things pan out. Unlike others, Shikhar needs to be a bit more patient and needs to try and ensure that he makes the best possible use of these matches and put the ball in the selectors’ court,” the previous India opener talked about.

The journey is critical for Rahul Dravid as he’ll be making his ‘debut’ as head coach for the senior nationwide facet. Having managed India ‘A’ sides and U-19 groups earlier than and likewise mentored quite a few children prior to now, Dravid, in accordance to Raman, is the suitable man to take the nationwide workforce ahead sooner or later.
“It (Dravid becoming a full-time coach) is likely to happen. There is no saying as to when it will, but I will be surprised if it doesn’t happen sometime in the (near) future,” he mentioned.
Raman feels former Sri Lankan skipper Arjuna Ranatunga, who labelled the Indian workforce for Sri Lanka sequence as a second-string facet, ought to have exercised warning whereas making such statements.
“Ranatunga has been an integral part of Sri Lanka’s success and well within his limits to express his disappointments in any which way about his own cricketing board and cricketing system. But he must probably be a bit choosy when he starts to describe a visiting team or the members of the visiting team,” Raman mentioned.



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