Shivam Dube: CSK’s All-rounder Making a Case for World Cup Berth

Shivam Dube, the powerful left-handed batsman and handy medium pacer, is proving to be a valuable asset for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in IPL 2024. Retained by CSK for ₹4 crore at the auction, Dube has emerged from a successful three-match T20I series against Afghanistan, where he was named Player of the Series for his aggressive batting displays.

Dube’s return to form is crucial not just for CSK’s title defense, but also for his own aspirations. A string of impactful performances in the IPL could see him back in contention for a spot in India’s squad for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2024.

Learning from the master

Dube has openly credited his CSK teammate, the legendary MS Dhoni, for influencing his game. In a recent interview, he spoke about learning the art of finishing close matches from Dhoni, a skill that was evident in CSK’s win over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) where Dube’s crucial 34-run cameo sealed the deal for his team.

A look at Dube’s IPL journey

Dube’s IPL career began in 2019 with Royal Challengers Bangalore. After two seasons with RCB, he moved to Rajasthan Royals in 2021. Now, at CSK, he seems to have found a stable environment where his all-round abilities are being utilized effectively.

Dube’s batting prowess

Dube is known for his clean-hitting abilities. With the highest score of 95* and six fifties to his name in the IPL, he can provide that much-needed impetus to the middle order.

Bowling contribution

While his batting is his primary strength, Dube’s right-arm medium-pace bowling adds another dimension to his skillset. Though not a frontline bowler, he can provide crucial breakthroughs with his pace and variations.

Looking ahead

With the IPL season still ongoing, Dube has the opportunity to further solidify his place in the CSK batting lineup and showcase his talent on a wider platform. A strong showing in the IPL could be the stepping stone for him to break back into the national team and be a part of India’s T20 World Cup campaign later this year.

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