India vs West Indies: Shikhar Dhawan doesn’t give undue importance to critics

3rd T20I Preview India Aim Clean Sweep Face Misfiring Windies In Chennai

Local star Dinesh Karthik, whose heroics in the Nidahas Trophy finale in Sri Lanka are still fresh in memory, shone as India chased down a modest target in the first match after a mid-innings wobble and will be eager to shine in front of the home crowd. "His presence in the team itself is a huge boost for a lot of the players, not just me, especially the younger players".

"It is important to stick to your strengths, and a lot of these guys have not played much for India so a home series like this was the ideal opportunity to show their talent", Sharma said. Dhoni, who led India to the T20 World Cup title in 2007, has scored 1,487 T20I runs at an average of 37.17 and a strike-rate of 127.90.

India won the third and final T20 global against West Indies by 6 wickets at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai as Shikhar Dhawan and Rishabh Pant's bravado spoiled the day for the visitors.

After having notched up two centuries and a half-century in the ODIs against the Caribbean side, the Mumbai cricketer followed that up with his fourth ton in the shortest format during the previous game.

"Australia will be a different ball game, but the things we've been doing as a team, we've got to keep doing that".

India had looked to be easing to victory in pursuit of the Windies' total of 181 for three off their 20 overs, with Shikhar Dhawan and Rishabh Pant's 130-run partnership for the third wicket carrying them within sight of a comfortable victory. Shikhar especially was batting well in the ODI series but he was not able to get big scores. "I am glad that he could play a match-winning knock and get some form under his belt before the crucial tour", Rohit said. KL Rahul also scored 17 runs and was soon seen walking off from the field after Ramdin caught him over mid-off. It was the ideal situation. There was a bit of pressure as well. Skipper Carlos Brathwaite admitted they had to make do with the resources available and the team will aim to end the series with a consolation win. "It is important in the team's perspective that both these guys got runs", he said. West Indies had a good chance of ending the tour on a high after being humbled in the Test and ODI series.

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