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Dhawan opens up about the competition in Indian top order

Indian left-handed opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan has opened up about his opinion regarding the competition at the Indian top order.

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Shikhar Dhawan is a go through player for India with the colo clothes while he is missing to do the same with the white clothes. Recently he was dropped from the Test side and India have found some fresh blood in the top order in the likes of Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal.

The rise of the youngsters has created a big competition among the Indian top order players now. Indian left-handed opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan has recently revealed his opinion about the tough competition in the Indian top order.

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“I think the youngsters are maturing really quickly in Indian cricket and that creates a lot of competition in the team, everyone has to be on their toes,” Dhawan said ahead of the second ODI against New Zealand here on Saturday.

“Someone like a Prithvi Shaw, the way he came into the Test team and scored a century and 70 runs against the West Indies, it shows that our bench strength is also very good. So even among the 15 (squad members), we have very high competition.”

The opener recently crossed 5000 runs milestone in the ODI cricket during the first ODI against New Zealand. “The milestone (5000 runs) means that I’m playing well and I am grateful for it,” he said.

“I think Australian and New Zealand conditions are quite similar. I feel that I’m an experienced player now, I came here a few years ago. So you know what to do and what not to do (in New Zealand). I know my technique suits all sorts of wickets, so I just back myself.

I haven’t worked on any footwork or technique specifically for New Zealand and even if I have, I won’t tell. Once you are experienced, your mind is calm and at ease,” Dhawan added when he was asked whether he tried anything new to his game during the Australian tour.


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