‘Play the Guy Who’s Naturally Destructive: Aakash Chopra Questions Prithvi Shaw’s Absence from NZ Tour

Written by Sumit Seth

Former India opener Aakash Chopra has questioned the exclusion of Prithvi Shaw from the Indian squad for the New Zealand series. Since the seniors like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, etc. headed back home after the T20 World Cup Down Under, the selection committee named a bunch of youngsters for the tour. However, they overlooked Shaw once again despite the fact that the youngster has been among the runs in the domestic circuit.

Chopra, in a tweet, said that Shaw’s presence could have given India an extra edge in the powerplays; something that has been a weak link for the team in the shortest format of the game. He added that it was the right moment to play someone who is naturally destructive in his approach. The Indian team has been under fire for its slow scoring rate in the powerful. In the T20 World Cup earlier this month, the Men in Blue appeared to be struggling in getting off to a good start.

In the 2022-23 edition of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, he produced brilliant performances scoring 285 runs from seven matches at an average of 47.50 and a strike rate of 191.27 with one century and one half-century.

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