Dhawan has struggled badly in eight out of his final 9 ODIs. Also, the left-hander batted with a dated method, which is proving to be detrimental for the crew in the course of the Powerplay overs.
It shouldn’t be at all times about intent but in addition the lack to pressure the tempo with a restricted vary of strokes to select from. Shubman Gill or a Kishan are extra modern this present day of T20s.
While no date has been given, the BCCI will maintain a evaluate assembly of the crew’s efficiency and talk about the roadmap with head coach Dravid and NCA head VVS Laxman on the best way forward.
As it was reported by PTI in the course of the T20 World Cup in Australia, a supply confirmed that the method of phasing out the senior gamers will begin from the following 12 months.
“A call on Shikhar’s future will only be taken after new selection committee is appointed. But head coach Rahul Dravid and skipper Rohit Sharma’s views can’t be ignored,” a senior BCCI supply aware of developments advised PTI on circumstances of anonymity.
The major drawback with Dhawan has been a pointy decline in his strike-rate from 100 plus until 2019 World Cup to a dismal 75 in 2022.
After Ishan Kishan’s double hundred and extra importantly, the freshness that he has introduced within the method, will definitely make the crew administration ponder over the delicate choice issues.
It shouldn’t be straightforward to discard a participant who has performed 167 ODIs and is at the moment third highest (6793) within the record of present India run-getters behind Rohit (9454) and Virat Kohli (12471).
There is a college of thought that Dhawan be given a minimum of the final six ODIs in January in opposition to Sri Lanka and New Zealand after which take a name earlier than the Australia ODIs on the finish of March.
But the counter-argument to that’s what occurs when Shubman Gill, who has been one of the crucial constant ODI batters in final six months, is again within the ODI fold in January.
For some unusual purpose, the outgoing committee led by Chetan Sharma, determined to relaxation Gill from the Bangladesh ODIs regardless of that the younger batter hasn’t had a lot of workload as he was not even part of Asia Cup or T20 World Cup squad.
There weren’t any Test matches held after the one in opposition to England in July.
When batters like Gill and Kishan are ready within the wings, it is troublesome to maintain them within the dug-out for too lengthy. Also, Dhawan, Rohit and Kohli cannot play in the identical ODI XI similar to Rohit, KL Rahul and Kohli cannot be high three in T20Is.
Kohli, it has been noticed in latest instances, loves enjoying the anchor position as a rule with a delegated enforcer on the different finish doing the front-loading or heavy-lifting.
Even skipper Rohit might play his personal attacking recreation if a participant like Gill or Kishan is holding the fort on the different finish.
Dhawan additionally performs a recreation model the place he makes a cautious begin and accelerates solely deep into the center overs, making up for the dot balls consumed.
That form of conservative model has been hurting India for someday and England has been displaying that now’s the time for the change in method.
Hence it might be more and more troublesome for Dhawan to maintain his place within the ODI set-up.
Another facet that may trouble the decision-makers is that other than ODIs, he is not enjoying any format. While he did play one home T20 (Syed Mushtaq Ai Trophy) and two 50-over video games (Vijay Hazare), Dhawan hasn’t performed any first-class video games for the final 4 years.
“There is no substitute of game time. Do you mean to say that Shikhar will start playing ODIs in mid-January without any match practice for next one month. Even Surya is committed to playing Ranji Trophy games for Mumbai as he wants to be in groove.
“You can perceive when he’s enjoying multi-formats. So on what foundation will you select him,” a former national selector, who has worked with both MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli, said.
Mostly separate squads expected for ODIs and T20Is
India have a packed calendar starting with the home season from January 3.
While there is a lot of curiosity on Rohit’s future as T20I captain and Hardik Pandya’s imminent ascendancy, the way BCCI functions, one might not see any decision being taken but a silent phase out process could be followed.
Between January 3 and February 1, India play 12 white ball matches in a space of 29 days, including six against New Zealand and six against Sri Lanka.
Six ODIs and six T20Is are in 12 different cities, which also means 12 different flights. While travelling is an under-rated aspect of workload management, it is expected that T20Is and ODIs will have at least 75 to 80 percent different names.
The ODI squad may have players who the team management thinks are going to play the 2023 edition..
“Why do it’s essential announce Rohit’s removing from T20I captaincy? Are T20Is high precedence in 2023? No. BCCI has by no means labored as per public sentiments. It has its personal model of functioning,” said a BCCI old-timer.
“But sure, you may simply ask Rohit, Virat and KL Rahul to deal with ODIs and Test sequence in opposition to Australia that are extra essential in the meanwhile and let Hardik lead within the six T20Is.”