It has been a brilliant last few years for Shikhar Dhawan in his international career. He has grown from strength to strength to make things fall in place and evolve as the finest opening batsman. Meanwhile, in an interview, he speaks on the plans for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019 and his preparation for the grand event.

Currently, Shikhar Dhawan is one of the vital members of the Indian National Cricket Team in shorter versions of the game. He is going to be the pivotal member in the upcoming prestigious event as well.

We play according to the demand of the team: Shikhar Dhawan

Speaking of the preparation for the upcoming event, Shikhar quoted that he would like to make use of the upcoming series against Australia. Further, he added that he has got some plans before heading into the net sessions, as he is aware of the English conditions.

”One-Day series against Australia is coming up. Preparation for ODI series is different from T20 because in the latter we take more risk. Also, we play according to the demand of the team and the wicket in ODI matches,” Shikhar Dhawan quoted to News18.

Shikhar Dhawan, ICC World Cup 2019
Shikhar Dhawan (Image Courtesy: Getty)

”We have played so much in England, there won’t be any special preparation for the series. The good thing is that we have a variety of ‘throwers’ in our team to help out with practice. They are both left-handed and right-handed and throw to speeds up to 150kph. When I prepare in the nets, I go with a plan,” he added.

The road to the title is more important –

Meanwhile, he went on to add saying that he doesn’t believe winning the ICC World Cup is the end of the world. He feels that it would add more pressure to the team. Further, he wants to look after the process and the solutions to achieve success.

Shikhar Dhawan, Zoravar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan (Photo by Kerry Marshall/Getty Images)

”We have won the Champions Trophy, which is like a mini-World Cup. I personally believe that we shouldn’t make winning the World Cup at the end of the world. It’s only going to create more pressure. We have to focus on processes and solutions because those are the things that are going to win the World Cup. Only the thought is not going to win you the title, the road to the title is more important so don’t mistakes on that road,” he added.

Well, it would be interesting to see how Shikhar Dhawan would approach the ICC World Cup 2019. Meanwhile, it is also intriguing to see whether Shikhar will be given rest or not for the upcoming series against Australia.