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Former Indian team opener Aakash Chopra believes that t20 world cup Young Prithvi Shaw can also be a contender for the opening for the T20 World Cup. He believes that if Shaw showed a strong game on the tour of Sri Lanka, then it would not be easy to ignore him.
Young opener Prithvi Shaw is currently on a tour of Sri Lanka with an Indian cricket team. India has to play three ODIs and only three T20 Internationals here. The Indian team has expressed confidence in the young players for this tour. One of them is also Prithvi Sav.
Even though he is young, he has earned a lot of name so far. According to the news, after the injury of Shubman Gill, he can be sent to England under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. However, there is no concrete information on this yet. Sau is an aggressive batsman and Chopra is also very impressed by his quality.
Chopra said that Sau’s more-aggressive batting style would cost him the T20 World Cup.Prithvi Shaw Opening) makes the Indian team a strong contender for the opener.
IPL 2020 was not very good for Sau. After this, he got a chance to play only one Test match in the Border-Gavaskar Series played in Australia. Although he could not do anything special in that too. After that he had to leave the team.
However, this young Mumbai batsman made a strong comeback. He showed great performance in the domestic 50 over tournament Vijay Hazare Trophy. He also became the first batsman to score 800 runs in the season. Shaw was in good form in IPL 2021 as well. A lot of runs were coming off his bat. However, due to the Corona virus epidemic, the IPL season had to be stopped midway.
In a video shared on his YouTube channel, Aakash Chopra was asked a question about Rohit Sharma’s partner in the T20 World Cup.
Chopra named KL Rahul, Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan as possible contenders. Meanwhile, he also called Prithvi Shaw a wildcard.
Chopra said, ‘I will also name Prithvi Sau among these contenders. I thoroughly enjoy the kind of cricket he plays. He amazes the world with his game. It is not necessary that he scores runs in every match but the day he scores runs, he will completely destroy the opposition team.
Shaw has not represented India in the shortest format of cricket yet. Perhaps he gets a chance in the series against Sri Lanka and can stake his claim in the T20 World Cup squad.
Chopra, however, believes that KL Rahul’s claim as Rohit Sharma’s partner is the strongest. He said that there will be a contest between Virat Kohli and KL Rahul over the opening but the team management may agree on Rahul’s name.
He said, ‘Ultimately the match will be between Rahul and Kohli. Rahul can prove to be the winner in this because now Pant will play for sure. Pant will come in the middle order and it will not be necessary for Rahul to play in the middle-order.
Chopra also said that Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw cannot be completely ignored. He believes that if he performs well on the tour of Sri Lanka, then his claim will be strengthened.
Chopra said, ‘Sri Lanka tour will be watched. If Shikhar Dhawan hits two hundreds and three half-centuries there, how will you ignore him? He does well in the IPL and if suppose once again he played well there? If Prithvi Shaw scores runs, then the match will be tough. It will be a fun challenge for the Indian selectors.
Prithvi Shaw (file photo)