The ODI World Cup 2023 will be held in India in the month of October-November. Many players are trying to get a place in the Indian team in this World Cup. It also includes the name of Chennai Super Kings star batsman Shivam Dubey. Dubey has his sights set on the ODI World Cup. He recently interacted with the media. On this occasion he was asked questions about the rivalry with India’s explosive batsmen Hardik Pandya and Vijay Shankar.
All-rounder Shivam Dube denied any competition with Hardik Pandya and Vijay Shankar for the all-rounder spot in the Indian team this time. He said that he wants to focus on himself and not on others to make it to the Indian team in the World Cup.
What did Dubey say?
Speaking to the media, Dubey said, “Definitely eyeing a place in India’s World Cup squad. Every player wants to play in the World Cup, especially when the tournament is being held in India. However, I can only focus on my own performance. Everything else is up to the selectors.”
On the question of considering Hardik Pandya and Vijay Shankar as his competition, he said, “No, my competition is only me. I don’t watch other players. I train every day to improve on the previous days.”
Dubey’s IPL performance
Shivam Dubey has scored 418 runs at a strike rate of 158.33 and an average of 38 in 16 matches of the IPL 2023 (IPL 2023) tournament. Although he took 41 wickets in 106 domestic T20 matches, Dhoni used him as a special batsman. Also, Dubey grabbed the limelight in his second season for CSK.
Match with Pandya-Shankar
In the final match of IPL 2023, Dubey faced Gujarat captain Hardik Pandya and Vijay Shankar. Shankar scored 301 runs in 14 matches at a strike rate of 160.10 and an average of 37.62. Also, Pandya scored 346 runs in 16 matches at a strike rate of 136.75 and an average of 31.45.
Talking about Dubey, he has played only 1 ODI match for Indian team. He has been able to score only 9 runs in it. Also, in 13 international matches, he has scored 105 runs in 9 innings at an average of 17.50 and a strike rate of 136.36.
Dubey has improved his game in recent times. He last played for the Indian team in February 2020. Now, it will be important to see if he gets a place in the Indian squad for the ODI World Cup. (cricketer shivam dube reacts on comparison with hardik pandya and vijay shankar for spot in team india in world cup 2023)
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