India very confident of doing well in the World Cup: Shikhar Dhawan

first_imgIndia very confident of doing well in the World Cup: Shikhar DhawanIndia opener Shikhar Dhawan said the top three, including himself, fellow opener Rohit Sharma and captain Virat Kohli, back themselves to get the job done at the top of the order.advertisement Press Trust of India ChennaiApril 30, 2019UPDATED: May 2, 2019 17:54 IST Shikhar Dhawan said India is confident of doing well at the 2019 World Cup (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSShikhar Dhawan played down India’s perceived over-reliance on the top orderWe back ourselves and are confident at the same time: Shikhar DhawanIndia begin their World Cup 2019 campaign on June 5 in SouthamptonFlamboyant opener Shikhar Dhawan on Tuesday said that the top three of Indian batting line-up, including himself, do not feel the added pressure going into the World Cup despite high expectations.He said the famed top-3 know how to go about their job in the World Cup starting on May 30.”I understand that everyone’s emotions are high, but high emotions are not going to win you matches. The confidence and calmness will. It is alright even if it is the World Cup. We are not going to over think it. We back ourselves and we are confident and calm at the same time,” Dhawan said when asked if there was pressure on Kohli, Rohit and himself to do the maximum run-scoring in the World Cup.”We have been doing well for five years now, so nothing is going to change. We have scored so many centuries, broken so many records, so we know how to do it,” said Dhawan ahead of his side Delhi Capitals’ IPL match against Chennai Super Kings here on Wednesday.It’s not just about the 3 of us: DhawanHe said India also have other top-class performers down the order to step up in case the top-order fails.”It is not just the three of us, the other boys have chipped in as well. There have been times when the three of us did not do well but Kedar (Jadhav), Mahi bhai (MS Dhoni) did the job. Hardik (Pandya) has been amazing and K L Rahul is there as well,” said Dhawan.advertisement”Vijay Shankar has come in, he’s a talented boy. So we have a great squad and we are very confident that we’re going to do great in the World Cup,” he said.Shreyas Iyer has been a great leader: DhawanThe left-handed batsman also said he was happy with the way he was playing in the ongoing IPL.Having qualified for the playoffs, Delhi are aiming for a top-2 spot.”We just have to play the same way because that is what has given us the success. Knockout is just a tag, obviously, if we win tomorrow’s game we directly go to the semi-finals, but nothing changes. We’re going to play the same way and back ourselves,” he said.He lauded Shreyas Iyer’s captaincy and said the Mumbai batsman was learning a lot from the high-pressure tournament.”He’s been a great leader, he’s learning a lot from this high pressure tournament. The way he has handled himself on the field is tremendous as a youngster. At the same time his strategic moves have been great as well.Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Shikhar DhawanFollow IPL 2019Follow 2019 World CupFollow India national cricket teamFollow Delhi CapitalsFollow Virat KohliFollow Rohit Sharmalast_img read more