As India prepares for this year’s T20 World Cup, head coach Rahul Dravid and captain Rohit Sharma have the difficult challenge of establishing the ideal squad composition and allocating particular duties to individuals. Furthermore, a number of players have made good cases for inclusion in the T20 side by putting up excellent performances in this year’s IPL.

Shikhar Dhawan has also shown interest in returning to the shorter format. The batsman has been associated with runs in the IPL throughout the years. With one game remaining in the season, the left-handed opener has put up another strong showing with the bat, scoring 421 runs for Punjab Kings.

Dhawan, 36, is the T20 tournament’s second-highest run scorer, with 500-run seasons in 2012, 2016, 2019, 2020, and 2021. While the veteran hitter has maintained his consistency, the Indian team’s current competition makes it difficult for him to gain a spot in the T20 squad.

Dhawan was left out of the previous T20 World Cup team, but he feels his experience will help him in the T20 format. “Although I am still an important member of the team, I believe that my expertise allows me to contribute in the shortest possible time.” In the T20 format, I’ve been performing fairly well. “I’ve done well in every capacity I’ve been given,” Dhawan told PTI.

“I’ve been able to maintain consistency in the forms that I’ve played, whether it’s the IPL or domestic cricket, and I’m enjoying it. Consistency is not just consistently scoring in the fifties or hundreds, but also keeping equal spacing between them “he said.

Dhawan, who led a young Indian camp in Sri Lanka last year, lost out on a World Cup place, but he’s staying “positive” and concentrating on the things he can control.