India vs Australia: Shikhar Dhawan says he has moved on from disappointment of Test exclusion, feels visitors can win series

Exclusion from India Test squad means Shikhar Dhawan can focus on his limited overs cricket and prepare for the World Cup to be played in England six months from now.

Press Trust of India, Dec 01, 2018 09:46:36 IST

Back among the runs following a prolonged bad patch, opener Shikhar Dhawan says he has “moved on” after initially feeling sad about his omission from the Indian Test team for the Australia series.

“Yes, I was a bit sad but I have moved on and I am in a good frame of mind. I am in a happy positive mood. I am enjoying my game. I have got a bit off time and I am going to enjoy my training and get myself fitter. I am happy and once I am happy things go well for me,” Dhawan, who was adjudged ‘Man of the Series’ in the recently concluded T20 series, told ESPNCricinfo.

India vs Australia: Shikhar Dhawan says he has moved on from disappointment of Test exclusion, feels visitors can win series

File image of Shikhar Dhawan. AFP

The break also means that the 32-year-old can focus on his limited overs cricket and prepare for the World Cup to be played in England six months from now.

“I am going to give my best. I am a big believer in process and once I get it right, other things will follow on its own. Of course, we would like to bring the World Cup back home,” said the veteran of 115 ODIs.

What makes him confident about his success in England is his past record in limited overs cricket.

“I have done well in both Champions Trophies in England and with my experience, I hope to score a lot of runs in World Cup and give good starts and sail through so that we can get the Cup back.

The Delhi opener is also confident that India will do well in the four-Test series beginning December 6 at Adelaide.

“I think we have got a very good chance to win the series here. We have to play good complete cricket in all three departments whether it’s batting, bowling or fielding and also catching. We have to be consistent and then we will have a good chance of beating Australia,” said Dhawan, who will be turning 33 in a week’s time.

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

Updated Date: Dec 01, 2018 09:46:36 IST


IPL 2020 POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Chennai
0 0 0 0 0
2
Delhi
0 0 0 0 0
3
Kolkata
0 0 0 0 0
4
Punjab
0 0 0 0 0
5
Mumbai
0 0 0 0 0
6
Bangalore
0 0 0 0 0
7
Rajasthan
0 0 0 0 0
8
Hyderabad
0 0 0 0 0
View Full Table




Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5211 116
2 New Zealand 3959 110
3 Australia 4320 108
4 England 5253 105
5 South Africa 3537 98
6 Sri Lanka 4191 91
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6967 124
2 India 7939 118
3 New Zealand 5347 116
4 South Africa 5602 112
5 Australia 5915 110
6 Pakistan 5019 98
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 8926 270
2 Australia 7815 269
3 England 6407 267
4 India 12141 264
5 South Africa 6220 259
6 New Zealand 7114 245