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Gavaskar opens up on Shaw’s future

Indian youngster Prithvi Shaw had a great opportunity to cement his place in the Indian team. But, he failed to make use of the given chances. He was dismissed for a duck in the first innings as Mitchell Starc stunned him with a peach of a delivery. Starc targeted Shaw’s weak spot and reaped rewards on the very second ball of the pink-ball Test.

Shaw came under fire for his poor batting approach after failing to get off the mark. He had one more chance to make up for his poor show. He failed once again as he departed after scoring 4 in the second innings. Pat Cummins got rid of Shaw with a sensational delivery.

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During the 2nd practice game against Australia A, Shaw scored 40 off 29 balls including 8 fours. His quick-fire knocked tempted the team management to pick him ahead of Shubman Gill for the opening Test.

During the Adelaide Test, former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting had predicted Shaw’s dismissal by highlighting the weakness. “If he does have a chink in his armour it’s the ball which does come back into him,” Ponting said after Shaw defended Starc’s first delivery.

“He’s very comfortable playing the ball away from his body. He does get his head in line with the ball but he doesn’t commit his front foot to the line of the ball and quite often leaves a big gap between bat and pad and that’s where the Aussies will target. Starc will try and swing one back through the gate,” he went on just before Shaw got out.

Sunil Gavaskar opens up on Shaw’s future:

Former Indian legendary cricketer added that Shaw has technical problems and backed Shubman Gill to partner with Mayank Agarwal for the second Test. “Prithvi has technical problems, should be dropped in the next Test’ – Sunny bhai wants Shubman to open if he opens for his state Punjab (which he does)”

Talking about the game, Australia restricted India to lowest ever team total in Test cricket. India were outclassed by Aussie bowling attack as they scored 36/9. The hosts beat the visitors by 8 wickets to take 1-0 lead in the four-match Test series. The second match between the two heavyweights will take place at the Melbourne Cricke Ground on December 26.

Indian captain was granted a paternity leave in order to attend the arrival of his first child in early January. He will return home to be with his wife Anushka Sharma. Kohli top-scored for Team India in the first innings as he chipped in with 74 before he was run out by joint efforts of Josh Hazlewood and Nathan Lyon.

Rahane’s costly error tilted the game towards the hosts’ favour. Overall, Hazlewood picked 6 wickets, Cummins accounted for 6 dismissals and Starc picked 4 wickets throughout the game.

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