India have strong side for ICC 2019 World Cup: Shikhar Dhawan

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiApril 16, 2019UPDATED: April 16, 2019 16:55 IST Shikhar Dhawan was named in India’s 15-man squad for 2019 ICC World Cup (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSShikhar Dhawan feels India have a “very strong side” for 2019 World Cup”We will perform really well once we get there,” Dhawan saidDhawan said the experience of Ponting and Ganguly is helping Delhi CapitalsIndia opener Shikhar Dhawan Tuesday said the selectors have picked a “very strong side” for the ICC World Cup starting May 30 in the United Kingdom.The MSK Prasad-headed selection committee Monday named a 15-member squad, which will be led by Virat Kohli, with Rohit Sharma being his deputy. Dinesh Karthik pipped Rishabh Pant in the fight for the second wicketkeeper’s slot.”For the World Cup we have a very good and a strong side and we are looking forward to the competition. We will perform really well once we get there,” Dhawan said at an event organised by Fortis Healthcare and Delhi Capitals to raise awareness for organ donation.Talking about his IPL side Delhi Capitals, who are currently placed second on the points table with five wins from eight games, Dhawan said the experience of coach Ricky Ponting and advisor Sourav Ganguly is helping the side.”The support of the coaches Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly… Their experience as a captain along with the belief they instil in us is great. At the same time, the young boys in our team are also getting mature.””It has been a good season for us. It’s a clean slate for the Delhi franchise, new name, new administration, support staff everyone was new. Our team is strong and is a balanced side with the overseas and Indian players. The way we are performing is good.”The stylish opener missed out on his maiden century of the season when teammate Colin Ingram hit a six to give Capitals a seven-wicket victory, but Dhawan has no regrets.advertisement”I was not thinking of the century, it was more important to win the match. At that time it was important to hold on to my wicket and take the team over the line because we had lost a couple of matches from a winning position.””People are only seeing that I missed my century by three runs but they should also see that I score a 97. If I have scored it once I can score it ten times more,” Dhawan said.Also Read | Dinesh Karthik celebrated World Cup call-up with RosogollasAlso Read | Robin Uthappa on Dinesh Karthik World Cup selection: Justice has been doneAlso Read | Dinesh Karthik: Very excited, dream come true to be part of this World Cup teamFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow IndiaFollow 2019 World CupFollow Shikhar DhawanFollow India world cup squad India have strong side for ICC 2019 World Cup: Shikhar DhawanShikhar Dhawan said that he is looking forward to 2019 ICC World Cup and feels that India have a very good and a strong side.advertisementlast_img

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