Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan. Image-BCCI

Shikhar Dhawan, India‘s captain on the Sri Lanka tour, has backed Prithvi Shaw to come good in the second T20I after registering a golden duck on his debut in the first T20I on Sunday.

Pacer Dushmantha Chameera dismissed Prithvi Shaw on the first ball of the match. The opener went poking after a full delivery that swung out late and took the outside edge of his bat; wicketkeeper Minod Bhanuka made no mistake in taking the catch.

Prithvi Shaw was coming off an impactful ODI series – he was Man of the Match in the first ODI for his 24-ball 43, and followed it up with 49 in the third ODI.

I Am Sure Prithvi Shaw Will Bounce Back In The Next Game - Shikhar Dhawan
Prithvi Shaw
Prithvi Shaw (Image Credit: Twitter)

Shikhar Dhawan showed confidence in the youngster to return back to runs in the second T20I on Tuesday.

“Prithvi is playing really well and I am sure he will bounce back in the next game,” Shikhar Dhawan said 

Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav added to India’s Test squad in England

Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav have both been added to India’s Test squad and will soon fly to England, the BCCI confirmed in a statement on Monday. This addition of both the batters comes in after three players – Shubman Gill, Avesh Khan, and Washington Sundar – were ruled out of the series due to injuries; vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane is also reported to be suffering from a swollen left hamstring, because of which he missed the three-day warm-up match last week.

Prithvi Shaw returns to the Test setup after being dropped from the eleven following his scores of 0 and 4 in the Adelaide Test last year. He was benched for the next three Tests in Australia, and then was dropped from the home series versus England.

Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav (Image Credit: Twitter)

On the back of his white-ball form in Vijay Hazare Trophy, IPL, and recently against Sri Lanka, the diminutive opener has forced his way back in the Test squad. However, Mayank Agarwal is likely to open with Rohit Sharma in the first Test.

Suryakumar Yadav, who has had a rocking start to his international career, is given his maiden call-up to the Test squad. He has scored 5326 first-class runs in 77 matches at an average of 44.01. In the 2019-20 Ranji Trophy, the right-hander amassed 508 runs in ten innings at an average of 56.44.

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