Prithvi Shaw‘s woeful run with the bat continued as he was dismissed cheaply by Pat Cummins on Day 2 of the pink-ball Take a look at on Friday. The teen’s profession has been plagued with a string of low scores, placing his place within the nationwide aspect in jeopardy.
Shaw’s batting approach has additionally been below scrutiny and plenty of former cricketers imagine that he is been leaving a giant hole between the bat and the pad. Each dismissals of Shaw within the Adelaide Take a look at uncovered flaws in his batting approach. Whereas Mitchell Starc tore by means of his defence within the first innings, Cummins shattered his woodwork within the second.
Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting, additionally Shaw’s coach in his IPL franchise Delhi Capitals, identified the place it is gone fallacious for the Mumbai batsman. With scores of zero and four in two innings, Shaw is perhaps proven the exit door within the subsequent Take a look at, with Shubman Gill and KL Rahul ready in line to get into the beginning squad.
“You may see that he is making an attempt to make a slight adjustment within the second innings, the hole’s not as massive, however the issue and the fear are his entrance foot just isn’t planted. His entrance foot’s nonetheless within the air. He is late on the ball, he is late shifting his weight into the ball. If he really will get a full stride over there, that eliminates that hole between pad and bat
You may see his foot off the bottom. He makes about three actions together with his entrance foot however his entrance foot would not really go anyplace,” stated Ponting on 7 Cricket.
— 7Cricket (@7Cricket) December 18, 2020
Earlier, within the first innings, Ponting had precisely predicted Shaw’s dismissal when he was on-air. Ponting had talked about Shaw’s footwork and the hole between pad and bat, minutes earlier than Starc bowled him by means of the gates.
“If he does have a chink in his armour it is the ball which does come again into him,” Ponting stated forward of the wicket. “(Shaw) very often leaves a giant hole between bat and pad and that is the place the Aussies will goal.