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The current squad consists of youngsters like Washington Sundar and Deepak Chahar as India look to build a team in the lead-up to the 2020 T20 World Cup next year. © PTI

India opener Shikhar Dhawan advised the youngsters in the squad that the South Africa series is the perfect opportunity to shine. The current squad consists of youngsters like Washington Sundar and Deepak Chahar as India look to tbuild a team in the lead-up to the 2020 T20 World Cup next year.

“Washington is bowling really good, giving us the breakthroughs and also choking the batsmen. He has got very good control and variety as well,” Dhawan told reporters at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on the eve of the third Twenty20 International.

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“Even Deepak Chahar, he swings the ball both ways and at the same has pace as well. It is the perfect platform for them to perform and build the confidence for the T20 World Cup.”

He said senior players like him are always open to helping the youngsters in the side. “For senior players like us, say someone like Rishabh comes in to bat or Shreyas coming in, we make sure we do the communication with them and make sure they are comfortable and not nervous. We make them think what is needed at that particular moment,” he said.

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“That’s what we do even when I am batting with Rohit or Virat, we keep discussing and that is very important. Communication is very, very important. Any time any youngster wants to discuss something with us, we are always there for them.”

Dhawan also hoped that the team management will give the youngsters a longer run. “(While) trying out youngsters, it is good to give them a good run because when new players come in, it takes time for them to express themselves. Young boys are taking these opportunities with both hands. I am sure the team management will give them a longer run,” concluded Dhawan.