Sourav Ganguly Feels Prithvi Shaw Is Well Prepared To Play International Cricket
By CricShots - Mar 28, 2023 4:34 pm
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Former India skipper, Sourav Ganguly reckons that the Indian opener, Prithvi Shaw is ready to play for the Indian senior team yet again. With the ODI World Cup in India scheduled to be played in October-November 2023, all including the Indian team selectors will be focusing more on the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL). The 16th edition of the IPL will be commencing on March 31, with the clash between defending champions Gujarat Titans (GT) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK).

prithvi shaw
Prithvi Shaw

Apart from the domestic circuit, the players for the ODIs ahead of the 50-over World Cup will be selected also factor in the players’ performances in the IPL as well. Director of cricket for Delhi Capitals (DC), Sourav Ganguly opined that having rhythm will be crucial as a player like Shaw needs it and now he is ready to explode at the bigger stage.

During a chat with Times of India, Sourav Ganguly said, “I think Prithvi Shaw is ready to play for India. Whether he gets an opportunity will depend on the slots. I am sure Rohit Sharma and the selectors have a close eye on him. He is a good player and ready.”

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Just days before the upcoming 2023 edition of the IPL, even the DC Head coach, Ricky Ponting, came in support of Prithvi Shaw to make a massive impact this season. As per Ponting, Shaw is probably in the best shape and attitude of his life. Moreover, the Australian legend feels that the Mumbai-born will have the biggest season of his IPL career.

Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly

Interestingly enough, Shaw was included in the Indian squad back in January, though, he remained benched throughout the series. Speaking of his T20I career so far, Shaw made his ODI debut for India against Sri Lanka in 2021, which was the last time, he played for India. He was supposed to be included in the squad for the three-match T20I series against New Zealand at home. But the team management picked opener, Shubman Gill, instead of him.

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Apart from the T20Is, the 23-year-old has also played five Tests, and six ODIs, scoring 339 and 189 runs, respectively. Prithvi Shaw joined the former franchise Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) in the 2018 IPL. Prithvi Shaw became the youngest cricketer to open the batting in the history of the IPL at the age of 18 and 165 days.