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Suresh Raina backs Shivam Dube’s inclusion in India’s squad for T20 World Cup 2024

Shivam Dube has been in terrific form with the bat.

Chennai Super Kings’ star cricketer Shivam Dube has been making waves with the bat in the ongoing season of the IPL. The left-handed batter is the second leading run-getter for CSK with 311 runs in 8 games at an average of 51.83 and a strike rate of 169.95.

It is worth noting that he has hit the most sixes (22) as an Indian in this season so far. Meanwhile, CSK legend Suresh Raina has backed Shivam Dube’s inclusion in India’s squad for the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 tournament.

The former CSK cricketer urged the national selector Ajit Agarkar to include him in the squad for the marquee event. Mr IPL is of the notion that a value added asset like Dube can add a great deal of dimension to India’s batting attack in the Caribbean islands and the USA.

Suresh Raina took to his official X handle (previously Twitter) spoke highly of Shivam Dube and then tagged the BCCI chief selector, Ajit Agarkar. “World Cup loading for Shivam Dube! @imAagarkar bhai select karo please “

Raina’s tweet garnered the attention of the cricket fraternity and the post went viral in no time. However, Shivam Dube would only be hoping to focus on delivering the goods for CSK.

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Shivam Dube stuns CSK crowd with his blistering knock

The left-handed batter scored runs at a rate of knots against LSG in the recently-concluded encounter at Chepauk. He scored quickfire 66 off 27 balls, laced with 3 fours and 7 sixes at a strike rate of 244.44.

In the end, he was run out by combined efforts of Quinton de Kock and Marcus Stoinis. Ruturaj Gaikwad top-scored with an unbeaten 108 off 60 balls (12 fours, 3 sixes). In the end, CSK posted 210/4 in 20 overs. In reply, LSG chased down the target with three balls to spare.

Marcus Stoinis etched his name into the record books after he registered the highest individual score as a batter in the run-chase in IPL history. He scored a match-winning 124 off 63 balls including 13 fours and 6 sixes.

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