From the start of 2020 till the end of West Indies series, Dhawan has played 22 ODIs and scored 975 runs with 10 half-centuries, the highest by an Indian batter by a distance.
Dhawan became the first-ever Indian captain to whitewash the West Indies in their own backyard after the visitors rode on Shubman Gill's sublime and career-best 98 to outclass the home team.
Shikhar Dhawan became the first-ever captain of an Indian team that clean swept West Indies on their home soil after the visitors thrashed the home team by 119 runs in the third and final ODI here.
Gill was out for 64 and 43 in the first two games and was "disappointed" that he frittered away the solid starts.
India made one change to the playing XI, bringing in Prasidh Krishna in place of Avesh Khan.
India's Avesh Khan will make his ODI debut after he was brought in place of Prasidh Krishna.
Openers Dhawan (97 off 99 balls) and Gill (64 off 53) shared an 119-run stand before the West Indies fought back to restrict India to 308 for seven.
Gill hooked Alzarri Joseph for a six before he delighted the crowd with a perfectly placed punch off the back foot for a boundary.
Dhawan, who lost his place in the last T20 World Cup side owing to indifferent form, is hoping to re-establish himself in the ODI squad.
In that context, the manner in which Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya counter-attacked their way out of trouble in the third ODI looks to be a sign of what to expect in the coming months.
Top-order collapses followed by the tail surrendering meekly, like the one at Lord's, are a recurring theme that the team needs to arrest before the World Cup.
The three-match against ODI series will be extremely vital for the veteran's future. Some great performances could help him to become a part of the team's ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 plans.
Several young faces like Deepak Hooda, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan and Prasidh Krishna are part of the squad.
Punjab Kings opening batter Shikhar Dhawan has become the first player to hit 700 fours in the history of the Indian Premier League.
Dhawan sees himself playing top-flight cricket for at least next three years, sill have a lot to contribute in T20s
The 36-year-old from Delhi has had another consistent run in the IPL, scoring 421 runs for Punjab Kings with one game remaining.
Kagiso Rabada reaps reward with a four-wicket haul, playing a major hand in Punjab Kings' eight-wicket win over Gujarat Titans.
Punjab Kings seem to have learnt a lesson from their defeat in the previous game against Delhi Capitals on April 20, where their ultra-aggressive approach let them down big time.
Punjab Kings will begin their IPL 2022 campaign against Royal Challengers Bangalore on March 27 at DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai.
With the series in the bag, India might want to try out a few combinations in the final ODI against West Indies on Friday.
Mangeshkar, 92, one of the biggest music icons of the country, died due to multiple organ failure earlier in the day, according to her sister Usha Mangeshkar and doctors treating her.