Sunil Gavaskar stated India should bring back Shikhar Dhawan in the side for the second T20 against Australia. The hosts were defeated in the first T20 as the Aussies won the match by three wickets on the last ball of the match.
The former Indian skipper wants Dhawan to open the innings with Rohit Sharma while KL Rahul should bat at number four.
“India would do well to bring Dhawan back and have Rahul at No.4.,” Gavaskar wrote in his column for the Times of India. “The plus point for India is Rahul’s return to form and (Mayank) Markande showing good temperament under pressure.”
He lambasted Umesh Yadav for his ordinary performance in the first game.
“Umesh Yadav, despite being around for such a long time, is not convincing as a white-ball bowler, so India could well do with a replacement for him,” Gavaskar wrote.