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Prithvi Shaw as an Opener for Indian Cricket Team

Although Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are considered as the best openers for Indian Cricket Team. They are India’s No.1 choice as the openers.

Selectors and Management had a meeting with the captain Virat Kohli and Vice-Captain Rohit Sharma to make the youngest player Prithvi Shaw to open the innings along with Rohit Sharma in the upcoming ODI series against West Indies.

As per a report in Indian Express, the team management is very keen to test Prithvi Shaw as an opener as they want to look at different options for the World Cup 2019.

Prithvi Shaw had already opened alongside KL Rahul in his debut One Day International match against West Indies. 

The discussions were attended by the selectors, captain Virat Kohli, coach Ravi Shastri, Rohit Sharma, and Ajinkya Rahane. The selection committee has decided to keep shuffling the squad for ICC World Cup 2019 and keep key players fresh.

As told by Indian Express “With an eye to the World Cup, the main focus was how to rotate players. In fact, more than rotation, it would be more about how to save our key players. That’s why you would see the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, Mohammad Shami in and out of the squad, not playing regularly. The players who are important for all formats will be adequately taken care of. Going ahead also, these things will keep happening,”

Prithvi Shaw joined the elite list of players by bagging the man of the series award in the Test series. His shot-making abilities are quite appreciated. In 22 List A games, Shaw has scored 938 runs at an average of 42.33 and at a strike rate of 115.37.