Indian Cricket Team leveled the T20I Series after a nervy 2nd T20I match victory. Suryakumar Yadav, the dashing batter played a match-winning knock of 26 runs in 31 balls where he struck 1 four. The management would be considering bringing back Prithvi Shaw back into the T20I setup after a string of low scores from Shubman Gill.
New Zealand would need to bolster their bowling attack as every-time spinners won’t win the matches for the team. The skipper Mitchell Santner must use Lockie Ferguson smartly as his 4 overs are quite decisive. Santner should use Ferguson in 3 spells.
Danish Kaneria on Prithvi Shaw
Danish Kaneria was speaking on his You Tube channel and made comments on Prithvi Shaw. “It’s the last game (of the series). You’ve seen how Shubman Gill plays. Prithvi Shaw is an exciting young cricketer. He is known for his attacking game. You can give him a chance in Shubman Gill’s place. Shaw has the flair. If he plays consistently, he can do wonders.” said Danish Kaneria.
“No doubt Shubman Gill is a great batter, but he needs to look at the flaws in his batting. He needs to work on playing against spin bowlers. India has won, but there is a need for improvement. At times, there’ll be difficult conditions.” he added.
Conundrum for India
As mentioned by Danish Kaneria, Prithvi Shaw has the flair. It won’t be wrong to say that Shubman Gill would be given a break ahead of the Australia Test Series as he has been playing for quite some time. Prithvi Shaw can provide the impetus at the start of the innings where there would be no added pressure on Ishan Kishan.
New Zealand on the other side need Glenn Phillips hit form as the batter so far has had a silent tour. The batter was a force to reckon with in T20 WC 2022 where he played scintillating knocks. The pinch hitter Michael Bracewell hasn’t been able to convert his form into T20Is.