Difficult to score with two new balls: Shikhar Dhawan

Jul 28, 2013, 02:24 IST | AFP

Shikhar Dhawan is relishing the challenges that face opening batsmen under the testing conditions imposed by the latest one-day international laws, having scored his third century in two months to see India to a 58-run victory over Zimbabwe on Friday.

“It's more difficult nowadays because you've got new balls from both ends,” Dhawan said. “When the ball is swinging you really need to play close to your body.

“You’ll see that in the first 10 overs, openers are not scoring that many nowadays because the ball is new and it swings a lot and you have to be more careful.”

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan


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