As the countdown to the 2024 ICC Men’s T20I World Cup draws closer, the anticipation is mounting, with Indian cricket fans eagerly awaiting the tournament’s commencement. With the spotlight already shining on promising talents, former Indian all-rounder and head coach, Ravi Shastri, has singled out two left-handed players poised to make a significant impact in this edition of the competition.

In an exclusive interview with the ICC, Ravi Shastri shed light on the potential of Yashasvi Jaiswal and the resurgence of Shivam Dube, tipping them to play pivotal roles in India’s quest for T20 World Cup glory.

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Yashasvi Jaiswal, a 22-year-old explosive batter, has already captured attention with his fearless approach at the top of the order. Boasting an impressive strike-rate of 161.93 in T20I internationals, including a century and four fifties, Jaiswal’s ability to take on any bowling attack promises fireworks on the cricketing stage.

Currently showcasing his talent with the Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2024, Jaiswal’s aggressive style of play has earned accolades from Ravi Shastri, who highlighted his potential as one to watch out for in the tournament.

Ravi Shastri speaks on Dube’s abilities too :-

Ravi Shastri also emphasized the destructive capabilities of Shivam Dube, particularly against spin bowling. The 30-year-old all-rounder, in stellar form for the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL, possesses the knack for clearing the boundary ropes with ease.

Shastri humorously remarked on Dube’s ability to send balls sailing out of Long Island into the small island, showcasing his powerful hitting prowess.

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While concerns have been raised about Dube’s technique against fast bowlers, Shastri expressed confidence in his ability to handle them, asserting that Dube has addressed any lingering doubts and is primed to make a significant impact in the middle order for India.

With the T20I World Cup on the horizon, all eyes will be on these two left-handed talents as they aim to leave an indelible mark on the tournament and contribute to India’s pursuit of reclaiming the coveted title. As Ravi Shastri aptly puts it, Jaiswal and Dube have the potential to be game-changers on the cricketing stage, and their performances will undoubtedly be closely watched by fans and pundits alike.

By Ritik Sharma

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