Prithvi Shaw is finds himself in the midst of a tough scenario after his disappointing knocks in opposition to Australia within the first Check in Adelaide. The 21-year-old returned with the scores of 0 and 4 within the day-night Check however what drew criticism was the way through which Shaw acquired out in each the innings. There was an enormous hole between his bat and pad permitting the in-coming supply to rattle his stumps.
Whereas a number of former cricketers and consultants have urged the sacking of Shaw from the forthcoming Boxing Day Check in Melbourne, former Australian spinner Brad Hogg has a special opinion.
Hogg has no doubts about Prithvi Shaw’s batting skill because the teenager has scored loads of runs within the home circuit. As a substitute of enjoying him as an opener, the previous Australia cricketer suggested that Shaw could be tried within the center order – at No 4 or 5.
“Shaw has made plenty of runs in home cricket, so he has expertise. I believe India ought to have a look at him at 4 or 5 for the long run, the place his approach might be higher suited,” tweeted Hogg on Tuesday.
Hogg’s suggestion got here amid the voices rising in favour of getting Shubman Gill rather than Shaw for the second Check that begins from December 26 on the Melbourne Cricket Floor.
Regardless of struggling in each the apply matches, Shaw was trusted forward of Gill within the pink-ball recreation. Nevertheless, the previous U-19 captain continued to fail in opposition to the transferring ball. Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins castled him in both innings of the primary Check, exposing his poor approach in opposition to the swing.
As India look to make a comeback after the Adelaide debacle there are probabilities that the administration brings in Gill to companion Mayank Agarwal on the prime of the order. On the identical time, KL Rahul may additionally make means into the Taking part in XI to fill the hole in Virat Kohli’s absence.