Shivam Dube Confident Of Winning The Upcoming IND-WI T20I Series
The current all-rounder of the Indian team, Shivam Dube believes that India is the “best team” and will be able to win the upcoming three-match T20I series against the T20 champions. The cricketer got his first international call-up during the three-match T20I series against Bangladesh. The Men in Blue continued their winning streak against the “Bangla Tigers” and defeated them in the decider by 2-1.
In the meantime, the new allrounder earned his maiden call for the One-Day Internationals for the home series against West Indies. India have already released its squad for the limited-overs home assignments against West Indies. Shivam has previously presented a glimpse of his calibre with the bowl in the third T20 match against Bangladesh. He took three wickets for 30 runs in the decider, scalping the crucial wickets of Mohammad Naim (81), Mushfiqur Rahim (0), and Afif Hossain (0).
His wicket of Naim in the 16th over proved to be game-changer as the batsman was nearing his T20 century, scoring most runs for Bangladesh.
Shivam Dube confident of his bowling ahead of the IND-WI T20I assignment
West Indies is considered as the most successful team in the World T20 Championship. They are the only team to have won two T20 World Cup titles. Thus, it will be a fairly difficult match for the Men in Blue to take down the T20 champions. Referring to this, Shivam said that India is the best team and they will be able to win the T20 series as they have done till now.
“They have got a good T20 side but we have prepared very nicely. I think India is the best team in world cricket and we will win the series,” he said ahead of the first T20I on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, talking about his form as an allrounder, Shivam Dube is confident of his bowling and is prepared to bowl for proper four overs.
“I’m very confident as a bowler,” Dube said. “It’s a T20 game and yes every bowler gets a bad game and a good game. So, I prepare myself for very good situations and I feel I can be on the bowling side also as a proper bowler who can bowl four overs and I’ve done that job. It really feels good.”
In the first two T20 matches against Bangladesh, Shivam barely got the opportunity to showcase his talent. In the first T20I match, he bowled mere three balls while in the second match he bowled two overs. However, in the decider, he got the needed opportunity and bowled full four overs picking the figures of 3/30.
On the other hand, Shivam Dube feels the responsibility of being the all-rounder and the shift he had gone through from being the domestic cricketer to earning his position by the national side.
“Yes, [the switch from domestic to international cricket] has been very difficult and being an allrounder is a difficult job and [it’s] more important for me to prepare my fitness level because as allrounder you need to bat and bowl also. The fitness is really a difficult job and yes I’ve done something and I’m proving it,” Dube said. “I’ll go more further.”
Furthermore, Shivam Dube is getting full support from the team management and the senior cricketers in the dressing room.
“Everyone is supporting me very highly,” Dube said. “The support from the captain and support staff has been very good for me and they give me a lot of confidence. So, [I] felt really happy and relaxed in the dressing room and the ground also.”
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