The former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan explained how the Prithvi Shaw made technical adjustments after a lean patch last year which also cost him a spot in the Indian Test side.
Irfan Pathan Praises Prithvi Shaw
Speaking exclusively on Star Sports` Show Game Plan, former Team India all-rounder Irfan Pathan lavished praise on Prithvi Shaw ahead of India’s tour of Sri Lanka.
“He will be able to capitalize on the performance he gained in Vijay Hazare Trophy. So, what he did, he went out to domestic cricket after his poor run last year in the IPL. He scored tons of runs in domestic cricket and then he tried to replicate the same in the IPL – he was able to do it consistently as well. The way he did it – with the right technique – he did some adjustments in the technique. His bat is coming close to his body – which is fantastic – he is very, very still, that helps, and if he is scoring in domestic cricket then he can score in international cricket, as well. So, that IPL performance confidence will definitely boost his performance in Sri Lanka, as well.”
Shaw scored a record 827 runs in the Vijay Hazare Trophy – India’s domestic one-dayers – 2020-21 at a mindboggling average of 165.40 scored at a strike rate of 138.29. He scored four hundreds in 8 matches including an unbeaten double hundred.
Prithvi Shaw has played 3 ODIs scoring 84 runs averaging at 28. His top score is 40, but he will be looking to better that.
Shaw, who has played all his 3 ODIs in New Zealand, was in fantastic form even for the Delhi Capitals in IPL 2021 before the tournament was postponed to September because of a virus outbreak.
The upcoming three ODIs and three T20Is will provide an ideal opportunity for Shaw to stake a claim for the reserve opener’s slot in India’s squad for the T20 World Cup later this year in October November.