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2023 ICC Cricket World Cup Dream XI for Dhawan: Virat, Rohit, Rashid and Other on Top List

India’s stalwart batter Shikhar Dhawan has disclosed his dream XI for the highly anticipated ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 in India. As the cricketing world eagerly awaits the tournament’s kickoff, Dhawan’s picks showcase a balanced and formidable lineup that he believes would make a significant impact on the global stage.

Speaking passionately about his choices, Dhawan didn’t hold back in praising his fellow teammates, particularly singling out Virat Kohli as the “best batter in the world.” Kohli’s consistent run-scoring and remarkable form secured his place as an automatic selection in Dhawan’s dream XI.

“Rohit is a very experienced customer. He has scored lots of runs in ICC tournaments and bilateral (series) and he’s a proven player (on the big stage),” Dhawan added while discussing his choices.

Dhawan’s roster encompasses a blend of skill and experience, reflecting the essence of a competitive World Cup squad. Alongside his Indian counterparts, he acknowledged the prowess of players from other cricketing nations.

For Dhawan, the inclusion of Australia’s star pacer Mitchell Starc was a no-brainer. Recognizing Starc’s exceptional talent, Dhawan noted, “I’ll go for Mitchell Starc as he is one of the best fast bowlers (in the world).” Starc’s remarkable performance in the 2019 World Cup makes him a vital asset to Dhawan’s dream team.

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Afghanistan’s sensational spinner Rashid Khan earned Dhawan’s nod, as his mystery action and proven wicket-taking ability position him as a potent force on the sub-continental pitches. Dhawan confidently stated, “The fourth player will be Rashid Khan with his mystery action. I am sure he’ll be very, very impactful (in India) and will take lots of wickets.”

Completing his lineup, Dhawan looked to South Africa’s pace sensation Kagiso Rabada. The Indian opener highlighted Rabada’s unique attributes, stating, “Rabada has that extra pace and extra bounce that is going to rush the batters.”

As a veteran of three World Cups, including the victorious campaign in 2011, Shikhar Dhawan’s selections hold weight. His dream XI is a composition that seamlessly integrates experience, skill, and the proven ability to perform under the highest pressure. With the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 on the horizon, cricket fans globally await the real-life performance of these illustrious players in what promises to be a tournament filled with excitement, unpredictability, and unforgettable moments.

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