Again, I think, definitely, the way Prithvi Shaw performed, and probably as a captain, he led Mumbai to win the Vijay Hazare Trophy. I think he deserves to be a part of the ODI squad but the way the selectors
Opener Madhav Kaushik's unbeaten 158 helped UP score 312/4 batting first but Mumbai made light work of the target. They reached 315/4 in just 41.3 overs thus sealing the title by winning every match in the tournament this year.
Shaw's battle with left-arm spinner Shivam Sharma will be the highlight of the match. While Shaw has topped the scoring charts of the tournament this season 754 runs at an average of 188.5
Shaw had earlier scored three tons, including a double - 105 not out against Delhi, 227 not out against Puducherry and 185 not out against Saurashtra.
While Padikkal smashed four consecutive List A hundreds to become the first Indian to achieve the feat, is the leading run-scorer of the tournament with 673 runs, Shaw is not far behind with 589 runs in his kitty.
Opting to bat, Saurashtra rode on Samarth Vyas' unbeaten 90 to post 284 for 5, but it was overshadowed by Shaw's blitzkrieg, as Mumbai chased the target in just 41.5 overs
The 21-year-old Shaw broke the earlier record of the highest individual score held by Sanju Samson (212 not out against Goa in 2019).
Shaw's Mumbai team mate and opening partner Yashasvi Jaiswal was the last Indian to score a double hundred in 50-over cricket. Jaiswal had scored 203 against Jharkhand during the 2019 Vijay Hazare Trophy in October 2019.
Shaw smashed 105 in in 89 balls with 15 fours and two sixes to help Mumbai chase down a target of 212 in 31.5 overs against Delhi
"All the above-selected players are requested to report at MCA Sharad Pawar Cricket Academy, Bandra Kurla Complex on Monday, February 1, 2021 at 8 am in coloured clothing," MCA Secretary said.
The chants (meaning here comes our Ajinkya) were heard amid the beating of the traditional dhol tasha and showering of flower petals at Rahane's residential complex
"Playing members of the Indian Cricket Team and support staff underwent an RT-PCR Test for Covid-19 on January 3, 2021. All tests have returned negative results," the BCCI said.
India and Australia are dealing with contrasting feelings as they head into the Boxing Day Test
While the inclusion of KL Rahul or Shubman Gill as opener will be known only after the team’s announcement, former Indian cricketer and commentator Sanjay Manjrekar suggested Cheteshwar Pujara to open the innings.
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