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VHT ODD: Star opener to join Delhi

By Chaitanya Laxman

An already-strong Delhi team will gain more strength in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy and star opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan joins them.

Dhawan gets back to cricket

The left-hand batsman was a part of India’s team for the T20I series against South Africa. As he is not in India’s Test squad, Dhawan enjoyed a little break and is now geared up for Delhi’s domestic season.

The left-hand batsman is one of India’s most successful openers in white-ball cricket. However, a thumb injury curtailed his World Cup journey and since then he was in rehabilitation. He made a comeback in competitive cricket during the tour of Windies.

No play for Delhi yet in Vijay Hazare trophy

Delhi has been unfortunate in the Vijay Hazare trophy so far thanks to the heavy rains. All four games of Delhi have been washed out and hence Delhi hasn’t received any chance to prove its mettle.

And the clash against Baroda is also uncertainty as heavy rains are expected on Friday.  So it seems that although Dhawan is available for the matches, he may not get a chance to play.

After this Delhi will face Uttar Pradesh on October 08, Odisha on October 10 and Punjab on October 14 and Haryana on October 16.

Delhi’s star-studded squad for Vijay Hazare trophy

With the likes of Nitesh Rana, Pawan Negi, and Navdeep Saini, Delhi is already having a strong squad for the Vijay Hazare trophy. And now Dhawan’s inclusion will add to their top-order’s strength.

Meanwhile, the team is missing the services of wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant who is currently a part of India’s Test team.

Delhi squad: Dhruv Shorey (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Nitish Rana, Himmat Singh, Hiten Dalal, Kunal Chandela, Lalit Yadav, Pawan Negi, Navdeep Saini, Subodh Bhati, Kulwant Khejroliya, Manan Sharma, Kunwar Bhiduri, Vikas Tokas, Tejas Baroka, Anuj Rawat

Chaitanya Laxman

Smitten by cricket, green mountains, and written words, Chaitanya is engrossed with cricket stats and analysis. But cricket commentary is what he savors the most.