While Mayank Agarwal too failed to contribute much with the bat, the clamour for Rohit Sharma as opener is growing. Joining them was Indian cricket great Sunil Gavaskar.
To add to his problems, he dropped a sitter while fielding, making his case weak. Former Australian cricketer Tom Moody feels for the youngster and feels the batsman’s attacking nature did him in.
Shaw was bowled out for duck in the first innings by Mitchell Starc, while in the second innings, he managed to score four runs, but he was once again bowled by Pat Cummins.
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However, the playing XI was announced a day before the start and kicked up the debate on his selection. Youngster Shubhman Gill showed good technique in the warm-up games leading up to the Test series.
India's playing XI: Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Shami, and Jasprit Bumrah.
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Prithvi Shaw, the talented opener, had a good beginning to the tournament but his form deserted him as the tournament progressed.
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This happened after DC opener Prithvi Shaw launched into a booming drive against pacer Navdeep Saini in the third ball of the third over after Kohli elected to field
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