Indian legendary batsman VVS Laxman has favored Shikar Dhawan to open alongside Rohit Sharma in the upcoming edition of the ICC Champions Trophy. The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) coach emanated confidence about the former Delhi Daredevils batsman performances in the early stages of the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL).
“I feel that Shikhar should open along with Rohit Sharma. If you remember, he had a big role to play in the last (2013) Champions Trophy win as well. This combination of Dhawan and Rohit is always lethal and puts the bowlers under tremendous pressure.
So, I believe selectors will be watching him closely. And I feel that the kind of rhythm he is in, he's giving a lot of confidence to a lot of people. We, as a franchise, are also very pleased with the way Shikhar has been contributing to the Sunrisers' success so far,” Laxman told India Today.