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3 Indian batsmen who are likely to  complete 1000 runs for the year during the ODI series against West Indies

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#2. Shikhar Dhawan

Dhawan is in the form of his life
Dhawan is in the form of his life

In his last 15 ODI innings, Dhawan has scored 938 runs at an average of 72. He is in the form of his life.

Dhawan, being a left-hander, has always been prolific on the off-side. But of late, he tends to stay back and clip deliveries through square leg and mid-wicket. That makes him a powerful player on either side of the wicket.

In the current calendar year 2018, Dhawan has scored 785 runs in 14 matches at an average of 60. Last year, he missed out on an opportunity as he finished with 960 runs in 22 matches at an average of 48.

As an opening batsman, Dhawan exudes confidence and loves challenges. But what Dhawan should learn from both Rohit and Virat is the art of batting through the entire 50 overs. 

Dhawan could cause a lot of damage to the opposition if he bats through the innings. He should strive to remain not out.

 Like Rohit, Dhawan too is a big match player. Both Rohit and Dhawan compliment each other really well.

Dhawan is 215 runs short of the 1000 run mark for this calendar year. With 4823 runs in 110 ODIs, he is just 177 runs away from reaching 5000 runs in ODIs.

With the kind of form that the southpaw is in, he should complete both the targets quite easily during the West Indies one-day series.