Prithvi Shaw
Prithvi Shaw. (Photograph by ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP through Getty Pictures)

Within the months main as much as the World T20 in Australia this 12 months, India has experimented with quite a lot of opening permutations and mixtures. Suryakumar Yadav has been elevated to the highest place alongside Rohit Sharma for the present T20I sequence towards the West Indies. In the meantime, former India participant Deep Dasgupta believes that Prithvi Shaw can be utilized as a backup possibility within the opening slot.

Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson and Rohit Sharma, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda and Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson and Ishan Kishan, and Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant had been India’s six opening pairs earlier than the administration went forward with Suryakumar Yadav for the continuing sequence, which has additionally labored wonders for the staff. The staff administration has tried seven totally different duos this 12 months, and whereas the experiment has been profitable to this point, the opening pair for the T20 World Cup nonetheless stays a thriller.

Staff’s head coach Rahul Dravid can be centered on deciding on the best line-up and giving every participant a selected position, particularly with the mega occasion going down lower than three months from now. The popular openers are most likely Rohit and KL Rahul, however Deep Dasgupta has added a brand new title into the combination. He believes that as a backup opener, the selectors must strive Prithvi Shaw.

“KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma could be my first alternative [for T20 World Cup]. As a 3rd opener, you may take a look at choices like Prithvi Shaw, who has accomplished extraordinarily effectively in that opener slot and provides you a special talent set. The best way he begins, he won’t provide you with 70s, 80s, or tons of, however he can provide you a brisk begin. Ishan (Kishan), in the event you take a look at the internationals, he’s accomplished alright. He begins effectively however misplaced his mojo a bit now in the previous few video games,” Dasgupta instructed CricTracker.

There are numerous wicketkeepers who’re additionally good batters: Deep Dasgupta

Dinesh Karthik has assumed a distinguished position within the present T20 lineup because of his heroics in the previous few overs of the innings. On the idea of present kind, the senior batter may even surpass Rishabh Pant, however Dasgupta thinks India may match three wicketkeepers within the taking part in XI, with KL Rahul because the opener, Pant as the center order participant, and Karthik because the finisher.

“There are numerous wicketkeepers who’re additionally good batters. They’ll match into not solely as keeper-batters however simply as batters. Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul, Dinesh Karthik. I believe there are fairly a couple of choices. I’m additionally them from a batting perspective. In such a case, you play 2-3 wicket-keepers within the taking part in XI. For instance – KL Rahul as an opener, Rishabh Pant within the middle-order, and Dinesh Karthik as a finisher,” Dasgupta added.



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