Guwahati, Jan 6:
Former India opener Kris Srikkanth on Sunday said he would prefer K.L. Rahul over Shikhar Dhawan in the T20 World Cup later this year.
Dhawan is returning to international cricket after a long gap. During the senior left-handed batsman’s absence, Rahul has emerged as one of the top contenders for the opener’s slot in limited overs cricket.
“Runs against SL (Sri Lanka) don’t count. If I was chairman of selectors, I won’t pick Dhawan in the T20 WC squad. There is no competition between him and Rahul. Only one winner,” Srikkanth said on Star Sports.
Before the series, the 34-year-old Dhawan said that he is looking forward to a “new start” in a new year and wants to win the World Cup for India.