Australian spinner Brad Hogg is not ready to leave his hope behind Prithvi Shaw as yet. He believes that Shaw is a good young talent and can be tried at number four or five in the middle order. He added that this will give him a chance to score some runs and he will not have the pressure of facing the new ball as well. Shaw had scores of 0 and 4 and is likely to be dropped in the next test in Melbourne.
The youngster’s technique came under scrutiny after his identical dismissals in the first test match. The Australian bowlers exposed the weakness of his technique and the problem of him leaving a wide gap between the bat and the ball. He missed the incoming deliveries from Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc in Adelaide which saw his undoing.
Prithvi Shaw Best-Suited In The Middle-Order – Brad Hogg
“Shaw has made a lot of runs in domestic cricket, so he has talent. I think India should look at him at 4 or 5 for the long term, where his technique will be better suited,” Brad Hogg tweeted.
Good XI. Shaw has made a lot of runs in domestic cricket, so he has talent. I think India should look at him at 4 or 5 for the long term, where his technique will be better suited. #IndvAus https://t.co/X3jiMpItzT
— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) December 22, 2020
Meanwhile, Shubman Gill is backed by former Indian and Australian cricketers to take Shaw’s place in the second test. Gill looked good while scoring 43 and 65 in the two innings of the second warm-up game. He also has a better technique than Shaw as said by the former cricketers.
Meanwhile, Team India has been criticised enough after their loss in the first test in Adelaide. They were bowled out for their lowest ever test score of 36 in the second innings. India will be without Virat Kohli and Mohammed Shami for the remaining three matches. While Virat is back home on paternal leave, Shami has been ruled out with a fractured arm.