Prithvi Shaw has been included above Shubman Gill for the first Pink-Ball test vs Australia in Adelaide. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli, who has been following Shaw’s progress closely is excited to watch him play in Adelaide. Shaw was out for a duck in the first innings of the warm-up games against Australia A. Despite not scoring too many runs in the two games, he has been given a chance to prove his potential in Adelaide.
Speaking at the pre-match press conference, Virat Kohli spoke very highly of both Shaw and Gill. Kohli expressed his excitement to see how Shaw would perform in Australia. He is equally eager to see the performance of Gill at this level of Test cricket.
Virat Kohli on Prithi Shaw
“Shubman has not gotten opportunities at this level yet in Test cricket, as and when he gets an opportunity, it would be interesting to see how he goes about things because he is a very confident young man. Prithvi has performed at the Test level but he would be playing in Australia for the first time. I think it is very exciting to see his progress as well,” said Kohli in the pre-match presser.
Prithvi Shaw was a part of the Indian Squad in their 2018 tour to Australia However, the youngster was ruled out of the series after an ankle injury ahead of the first test. In his absence, Mayank Agarwal made his Test debut.
“Mayank did well here when he last came during the 2018-19 series. It is exciting to have young guys in the field, you can literally tell them to enjoy their skillsets in the middle,” Kohli added.
Virat Kohli on KL Rahul’s Availability in Test Series
Virat Kohli also kept a word on KL Rahul’s availability in this Test series. Rahul was the vice-captain of the ODI and T20I series in Rohit Sharma’s absence. He also scored important runs for his team in both the formats.
“It all boils down to the combination, KL Rahul is a quality player that is why he made his way back into the Test side, in the end, we have to see the balance and combination of the team. Where Rahul fits into our team is a conversation we will have to monitor closely” he concluded saying.