Former English spinner, Monty Panesar has opened up on the Indian batting conundrum, especially Prithvi Shaw. Shaw has been under a lot of fire for his recent performances on the Australian soil. His bad run of form has invited criticism from all corners of the world as cricketers, past and present, have raised voices to expel him from the side.
Shubman Gill, who has been in the Indian dugout for a long while, is the prime contender to replace him in the Indian side. Shubman Gill has shown a lot of intent in the IPL. He also performed exceptionally well in the practice games on India’s tour of New Zealand.
Shubman Gill Should Replace Prithvi Shaw In The Indian Team: Monty Panesar
Speaking exclusively to CricketAddictor, Monty Panesar said, “Prithvi Shaw hasn’t done very well in the IPL and he has dragged that form in the Test series. I think this is the best time to give him rest and give him an opportunity to work on his game and work hard to train his mind as well and bring in some new faces. It’s the best time to do it.”
“I would like to see someone like a Shubman Gill open the innings for India. He has successfully played that role in the IPL. The Indian team management is relying heavily on players doing good in the IPL. This certainly raises questions for players doing good in the domestic circuit like Ranji Trophy. Why is the system being dictated by players doing good in the IPL?” Monty Panesar questioned.
The Indian Team Had A Forgetful Outing In Adelaide
The India National Cricket Team faced one of their most humiliating losses ever in terms of gameplay. The Aussies crushed them by 8 wickets on Saturday. Team India registered their lowest ever total in a Tets innings as the visitors were disseminated to just 36 runs for the loss of 9 wickets.
The Australian pacers rattled the Indian batting line up in the third innings. Josh Hazlewood claimed 5 wickets on Day 3 alongside Pat Cummins, who went on to pick four wickets.