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IPL 2024: Irfan Pathan Pushes for Shivam Dube to be Included in T20 WC Squad

New Delhi, Irfan Pathan advocates for Shivam Dube’s inclusion in the T20 World Cup squad after his impressive performance in the CSK vs SRH match. Dube’s 45 runs in 24 balls caught Pathan’s eye, showcasing his ability to dominate spinners and fast bowlers alike.

Pathan stated, “I would definitely select him in T20 World Cup squad because he’s actually murdering the spinners. He doesn’t need to go out there and try to get set against spinners.” Former Australian cricketer Matthew Hayden emphasized Dube being a top contender for India’s T20 World Cup campaign, highlighting his power-hitting abilities.

Despite Shivam Dube’s notable performance, SRH managed to restrict CSK to 165/5 on a challenging black-soil pitch at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. SRH’s bowlers effectively stifled CSK’s run-flow in the last five overs, with Dube’s 45 runs being the highlight. CSK’s bowling lacked depth without Mustafizur Rahman and Matheesha Pathirana in the playing eleven.

In response, SRH’s Head and Abhishek led a strong Power-play, accumulating 78/1 and setting the tone for the match. Markram’s quick-fire fifty helped SRH chase down the target in 18.1 overs, securing their second consecutive win at home and handing CSK their second consecutive defeat on the road. The match showcased the potential of young talents like Dube in the T20 format.

As the T20 World Cup approaches, selectors will undoubtedly keep a close eye on players like Shivam Dube, who have the ability to make a significant impact on the global stage with their power-hitting prowess. Stay tuned for more updates on the upcoming T20 World Cup squad selection and IPL matches.

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