AB de Villiers highlights one problem in Shivam Dube's T20 WC selection; lauds his performance for CSK in IPL 2024

Shivam Dube has been in wonderful for for CSK in the last 2-3 IPL seasons.

Shivam Dube | BCCI-IPLSouth Africa’s legendary ex-cricketer AB de Villiers lauded the way Shivam Dube has been batting for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the ongoing IPL 2024 tournament. He also backed him to make it into the India squad for the T20 World Cup 2024 but highlighted one issue with the all-rounder.

De Villiers, known for his shrewd cricket observations, praised Dube's outstanding performance in the current Indian Premier League (IPL 2024) season for the Chennai Super Kings.

The left-handed batter has scored 242 runs in six matches for CSK, with a remarkable strike rate of 163.51. He has significantly impacted the tournament, with opposing teams now conserving strike bowler overs for him at the end of the innings.

"Shivam Dube finds himself in a spot where he could possibly make that T20 World Cup squad. The only problem is there's a lot of traffic, he has put his hand up numerous times, and he's had a fantastic season. He is a powerhouse hitter and just a fantastic cricketer,” AB de Villiers said on his YouTube channel.

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De Villiers, who played with Shivam Dube in the RCB franchise, admitted that the all-rounder has flourished in the CSK team, where has found more freedom, which worked well in his favor.

"He has come a very long way since he left RCB and I have touched on this before something he's found something there at the CSK camp that's made him feel free and he looks like he's playing the best cricket of his life.

Just not overthinking at the crease and just watching the ball and playing the situation in front of him. So a couple of not-outs for him in this tournament, a few 50s as well, and having a big impact in the success of this CSK team," he added.

(Times of India inputs)


By Jatin Sharma - 18 Apr, 2024

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