Shikhar Dhawan is by far the most explosive left-handed opener to play for India. Dhawan packs a punch with his attacking stroke play, getting the team off to some fliers. Once settled, the southpaw has the ability to score some big hundreds. He is a big tournament player and has won crucial games in major ICC events. A natural stroke-player, Dhawan has the gift of picking the line of the ball early and the length of the ball, allowing him ample time to get into position for any shot that he wishes to play. His stats are enough to prove his reputation as an attacking batsman.
On the contrary, we have KL Rahul, the next big thing in Indian cricket. He is already one of the most sought after batsmen in the country and a great wicket-keeper as well. The player can strike it well when the team is chasing or batting first. Rahul has moved up to sixth in the ICC T20I Rankings for Batsmen and that is enough proof. In the recent past, KL Rahul has played phenomenal cricket and his contribution as an opener to the Indian Team has been immense. His added responsibility has been of wicket-keeping and what a show has he put up! A striking speed of stumping and perfect decisions to seek reviews, KL Rahul has begun to stamp his authority in international cricket.
Both these opening batsmen are equally best and we are unable to decide who is the best opener amongst them. Please help us decide and choose the best opener.