New Delhi. After sweeping New Zealand in ODIs, now India has to face the visiting team in the shortest format of the game. Hardik Pandya (Hardik PandyaThe Indian team, captained by ), will enter the three-match T20 series against the Kiwis from January 27. Before the start of the series, a bad news has come for India. Ruturaj Gaikwad due to wrist injuryRuturaj Gaikwad) have been ruled out of the T20 series. He has now been asked to report at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore. Due to Ruturaj’s injury, an Indian young batsman has won the lottery.
Prithvi Shaw got golden chance
Due to injury of Ruturaj Gaikwad, young batsman Prithvi Shaw has got a golden probe. In fact, at present the team management is only considering giving a chance to the youth in the T20 format. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are already away from T20 format. In such a situation, Prithvi Shaw will get the direct benefit of Ruturaj’s injury. Prithvi Shaw has been given a place in the India-New Zealand T20 series team. He was added to the team in the alternate opening batter’s room. The selectors have given Prithvi a chance in this format on the basis of his brilliant performance for Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy.
Who will do the opening?
If we look at the India-Sri Lanka T20 series, then the team management gave Shubman Gill a chance to debut in the shortest format of the game. Ishaan Kishan and Shubman Gill did the opening in the entire series. During this, Gill’s performance was fine but Ishaan could not show any special feat in all the three matches.
It is believed that the team management can give some more opportunities in the opening on Ishan-Gil. Prithvi will currently be present with the team in the alternate opening batsman’s room. Prithvi Shaw will now get the direct benefit of a slight mistake in the performance by the current batters.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : January 25, 2023, 14:39 IST