‘Would definitely select him if I were a selector…’: Former India all-rounder on this CSK batter’s chances in T20 World Cup squad | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: As the T20 World Cup draws closer, India’s batting depth receives a significant boost with the emergence of Shivam Dube as a strong contender for a spot in the squad.
The Chennai Super Kings’ player’s standout performances in the ongoing Indian Premier League have thrust him into contention for a place in India’s crowded middle order.
Dube’s impressive tally of 148 runs from four matches places him among the top 10 batters this season, with a commendable strike rate of 160.86, eclipsed by only a select few in that elite group.Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan is unequivocal in his endorsement of Dube’s selection, stating, “I would definitely select him if I were a selector.”
Pathan emphasizes Dube’s proficiency against quality spinners and highlights his potential to provide a dynamic edge to the team’s batting lineup.
Matthew Hayden, the former Australia opener, echoes Pathan’s sentiment, praising Dube’s consistency and projecting him as a dominant force in the Caribbean.

Hayden remarks, “Generally, power-hitters who love to hit the ball in these sorts of ranges, they can really dominate in the Caribbean.”
With conditions in the West Indies favoring spin, Pathan believes Dube’s prowess as a finisher could prove invaluable in navigating the slow pitches anticipated during the tournament.
As India assess their options ahead of the T20 World Cup, Dube’s stellar performances in the IPL present a compelling case for his inclusion in the squad. His ability to handle pressure situations and contribute significantly with the bat adds a valuable dimension to India’s batting arsenal, further strengthening their prospects for success on the global stage.
(With inputs from Reuters)

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