Last Update on: January 26th, 2021 at 12:12 pm
Former West Indian legend Ian Bishop has suggested that how the Indian Opener Prithvi Shaw who had a forgettable series down under can return to the Indian Squad. Prithvi Shaw who was remarkable and outstanding on his test debut hasn’t been at his best in recent times and is facing a lot of criticism for his poor technique on the show against the Australian fast bowlers.
It started off in the IPL 2020 when he was exposed to inswingers and was dropped from the playing XI by the Delhi Capitals team at the midway of the tournament to get him back on track. But his poor form continued into the practice games in Australia and eventually had no confidence while playing in the first test against a quality Australian attack. To worsen things for him, Shubman Gill’s impressive performances saw Prithvi Shaw losing his opener slot to Gill for the England Series.
Ian Bishop Wants Shaw To Fine-Tune His Deficiency
Ian Bishop has suggested that Prithi Shaw needs to do a lot more than just scoring a lot of runs in the domestic circuit if he has to make it to the Indian team again. The one thing he suggested was to find someone who will fine-tune his deficiency that was exposed through his technique in the recently concluded Border Gavaskar Trophy. He also told that there are qualified batting technicians to work on his technique which might instil some confidence in him.
“It must be that someone can help him to adjust or fine-tune the deficiency which has been identified, allow him to get comfortable with it, and then for him to get acclimated to it by using the modification to continue scoring domestically and regain confidence and form,” Ian Bishop told Star Sports
“I am not the batting technician or guru who can tell Shaw what to do and how to fix his deficiency. There are those much more qualified to do that. It is not simply about going back to domestic cricket and scoring tons of runs. Shaw scores high-volume runs domestically anyway,” Bishop Added
Competition For Top Order Getting Intense
The competition for the test opener slot in the Indian team has become really intense with three openers fighting for the same slots while Prithvi Shaw has missed out on the squads owing to his poor form. Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma will be the first-choice openers for the first test against England in Chennai.
It is unfortunate for Mayank Agarwal who had also started his test career really well with a double hundred to his name already will be sitting on the bench for the first test at least.