A senior BCCI officer stated. The selectors agreed with Rahul Dravid’s decision to move beyond Shikhar Dhawan as the head coach. According to the source, before the selectors met on Sunday, the former India captain informed Dhawan of his non-selection.
Shikhar Dhawan Not Selected for SA Series
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma were supposed to be rested in order to prepare and fly to England early for the postponed fifth Test match, therefore Shikhar Dhawan’s return to the Indian T20I roster for the South Africa series created a lot of discussion.
Head Coach Rahul Dravid made a difficult decision
Dhawan had the numbers on his side as well. The left-hander has scored more than 450 runs in the IPL for the sixth year in a row. In fact, Dhawan’s 460 runs in 14 matches in the IPL 2022 were his lowest in six years. He scores more than 500 runs in most IPL seasons. Rahul Dravid Coach
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With less than five months till the T20 World Cup in Australia this year, Dhawan’s omission from the Indian team was a clear indication that the left-hander is no longer in the management’s plans for the showcase competition.
Apart from Dhawan’s absence, the Indian selection for the South Africa series contained no major surprises. After impressive performances in the IPL, Arshdeep Singh and Umran Malik, both young pacers, got their first India call-ups, while Kuldeep Yadav, Hardik Pandya, and Dinesh Karthik returned to the Indian team.