The first-choice Indian cricket team has reached Australia for the preparation ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. In the absence of the first-choice team, the second-string squad is playing the ongoing ODI series against South Africa. Senior player Shikhar Dhawan is leading the Indian side with some young star players like Shubham Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan, and Rajat Patidar handling the batting responsibilities whereas Deepak Chahar, Avesh Khan, Kuldeep Yadav, and Ravi Bishnoi are doing the bowling duties.
However, a star opener batter’s name is missing from this combination, despites selecting a second string squad for this ongoing series. Prithvi Shaw, the right-hand batter performed very well in the Ranji Trophy from Mumbai last year. He also played a fantastic knock of 77 runs last month against New Zeland’ A’.
In an interview, Prithvi Shaw was very disappointed for not being selected in the squad. He broke his silence and said, “I was disappointed. I am scoring runs and doing a lot of hard work, but not getting a chance. But it’s alright. When selectors feel I am ready, they will choose me. Whatever opportunities I get, whether for India ‘A’ or other teams, I will ensure I do my best and keep my fitness levels up to the mark.”
Shaw will be seen in the action in the Syed Mustak Ali Trophy. He gave an overview of his team.
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“We played a few practice games in Ahmedabad. We have good all-rounders, batsmen, and bowlers. I believe it’s a solid team. All the support staff members are working hard on our preparation, and I am optimistic of doing well as a team. All the players in this team are established somewhere, played a good level, and are experienced,” further he added.