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There is lot of competition in Indian team. Players who scored 300 also could not held on to their position. Even Ajinkya Rehane ,who was man of the match in Previous series, was not able to feature in final eleven. Dhawan has said that it won’t be too long to be expelled from team when you are not performing. This statement is not exaggerating considering current situation of Indian team.
India to win in second ODI against Srilanka.
Hardhik Pandya to score a century.
Couple of months back, Dhawan was struggling with form. He retained form in ICC champions trophy and continued it in test series against Srilanka. He also carried it into the first match held on sunday by scoring a century. KL Rahul, who grew as a permanent player in the squad, also missed out previous season due to injury. He announced his form in the second test against Srilinka though he did not play in first test due to illness. This gives huge competition among DHawan, Rohit and Rahul for opening two slots. But KL Rahul is known to adapt playing at any number. So he is pushed to middle order. Ajinkya Rehane is less aggressive compared to other players, which can be said as main reason for him not playing in the side. Manish Pandey crendetials are well known.
Dhoni is no exemption
Dhoni himself is facing lot of competition from youngsters. It is a fact that Dhoni is not playing to his full potential in the last couple of years. With youngsters like Pant and Sanju Samson lurking on bench are putting Dhoni’s career at stake. As Kedhar Jadhav and Hardhik Pandya lost cemented their place, eventually Senior players like Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina had to sacrifice their spots. As Bumrah and Bhuvi are in form of their lives, Umesh and Shammi weren’t able get enough chances. None of the players except Kohli are in a position to take their places for granted.