Dhawan will lead a young squad with six uncapped players in a six-game limited series against Sri Lanka, which is the last opportunity to check out a few players for the slots available for the flagship event in the UAE, starting on the 17th. October.
“I haven’t had any specific discussions with Virat or Ravi bhai. But I’m sure they must have had some sort of discussion with Rahul bhai and the breeders and I’m sure we would get this message,” Dhawan told the media before the first ODI Sunday.
“Anyone who plays this series is watching the T20 World Cup. Of course, if the coaches, Ravi bhai or Virat have players in mind, we can agree and play that player because he is a good platform. If you want to see someone before World T20, this is the only series you have, ”said the veteran opener.
Although he did not disclose the game XI, Dhawan informed that they have chosen his opening partner for the series.
“We have finalized my opening partner as well as the team, which we will disclose tomorrow.”
Like coach Rahul Dravid, the Indian skipper also said there is no hard and fast rule that he has to try every player in this series.
“No, we haven’t decided yet who and how much we’re going to play,” Dhawan replied to a specific question about how many of the team’s six spinners might stand a chance.
There will be no compromise in the team’s goal of winning the series at the expense of experimentation, he said.
“The objective is to win the series and the best XI player will play. Whoever is the best spinner will pay. There is no hard and fast rule that we have to play with everyone,” he said. he declares.
While there was a question about spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal playing in tandem after a long time, Dhawan indicated that Rahul Chahar is also on the radar.
“Of course they (Kuldeep and Chahal) share great chemistry. They’ve played so many games, playing really well. Even Rahul is a great spinner. We have a group of boys who bow well, they’re on top of. their game and you will see them playing bowling well, ”said the skipper.
Having performed extensively under the direction of Ravi Shastri, Dhawan also appreciates Rahul Dravid’s distinctive style of strategy design.
“They (Dravid and Shastri) both have their own qualities and they are both very positive people. I spent time with Ravi Bhai (Ravi Shastri) and their motivations are different.
“Ravi Bhai’s energy is a bit strong, while Rahul Bhai (Rahul Dravid) is also very calm, composed and strong, so everyone has their own path and I like to play under both.”