ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

You can’t miss Shikhar Dhawan’s post as India begin ICC CWC 2023 campaign against Australia

Saurabh AnandSaurabh Anand
October 8 2023
You can't miss Shikhar Dhawan's post as India begin ICC CWC 2023 campaign against Australia

Shikhar Dhawan scored a century when India faced Australia in an ODI World Cup game last time.

Discarded Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan was dropped from India’s limited overs squad earlier this year and was also ignored for the World Cup squad. Away from the cricketing action, former Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan has sent a special wish for his national team to open their ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 against Australia at Chepauk Stadium in Chennai. Shikhar has sent a special message through his social media account to the Indian team. 

Shikhar Dhawan has posted a pic of himself watching the India vs Australia game at his home with the same zeal and enthusiasm as fans carry through their sleeves at the stadium. Shikhar posted a picture of him watching the match on TV and wrote in the caption, “Go India, Go.”

Shikhar Dhawan was part of the Indian team in the 2019 World Cup where he had to come back home early from the tournament after an injury. Dhawan sustained a thumb injury that ruled him out after the Australia game. 

Dhawan’s tough 2023

India’s one of the finest opening batters Shikhar Dhawan had to go through a lot of things from his professional life to his personal life in the last year. Recently he got divorced from his wife Aesha on the cruelty by his wife. Shikhar Dhawan has not played any game for India after December 2022. Since then, Indian selectors looked at other young options and moved beyond Dhawan in limited-overs cricket. He has played 167 ODIs for India.

Talking about the game, Indian spinners have dominated the Australian batting at Chepauk. Ravindra Jadeja (3/28), Kuldeep Yadav (2/42), and Ravichandran Ashwin (1/34) did a magnificent job of restricting Australia to just 199 runs. Steve Smith (46) was the top-scorer in the Australian innings but he also failed to convert his start into a big innings as he failed to read the line of Jadeja’s delivery in the middle overs. Team India require 200 runs to win their opening game. 

India have also got off to a poor start as they have lost three wickets in three overs against Australian pacers. Ishan Kishan (0), Rohit Sharma (0), and Shreyas Iyer (0) have gone back to the pavilion on successive ducks. Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood have unleashed a relentless attack against India’s top-order and they are targeting Indian batters in the line. Chepauk wicket is also helping bowlers in the game. 

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