AUS vs IND 1st Check: Gavaskar requires Prithvi Shaw’s axe, backs Shubman Gill to make debut in subsequent recreation

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Prithvi Shaw

India suffered a batting debacle in opposition to Australia on the third day of the Adelaide Check as they registered their lowest ever complete (36) within the conventional format of the game. Not a single Indian batsman was in a position to attain double figures throughout the innings, resulting in Virat Kohli and Co struggling an embarrassing eight-wicket defeat.

The Indian batting unit resumed the play on 9/1 however skittled very quickly in opposition to the Aussie pacers. Pat Cummins (four/21) and Josh Hazlewood (5/eight) wreaked havoc handy India their lowest-ever complete in Check cricket. After proscribing the touring get together to only 36, Australia hunted down the goal of 90 for the lack of two wickets, gaining 1-Zero lead within the four-Check collection.

Earlier than the beginning of the pink-ball Check, a number of questions have been raised over the group choice. Whereas an out-of-form Prithvi Shaw was most well-liked over Shubman Gill because the opener, warm-up recreation centurion Rishabh Pant was sidelined to provide the wicketkeeping duties to Wriddhiman Saha.

Shaw’s dreadful type with the bat continued because the teen registered Zero and four within the first and second innings respectively. Following his lacklustre batting show within the first Check, legendary India opener Sunil Gavaskar has referred to as for Shaw’s axing from the aspect.

In accordance with Gavaskar, Gill, who had scored a half-century within the follow match in opposition to Australia, must be given an opportunity to open with Mayank Agarwal. If India decides to drop Prithvi within the subsequent Check, Gill appears to be the most probably possibility in entrance of the group administration.

“Prithvi has technical issues, must be dropped within the subsequent Check’ – Sunny bhai needs Shubman to open if he opens for his state Punjab (which he does)” tweeted journalist Vikrant Gupta.

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