“It was inevitable”: Harsha Bhogle gives his verdict on Prithvi Shaw

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The
Mumbai-batter
last
played
for
India
in
July
2021
and
since
has
been
in
exile.
But
a
fantastic
run
in
the
Ranji
Trophy
this
season
has
earned
him
a
place
back
in
the
international
fold.

Shaw
has
batted
in
a
blistering
way
this
season
in
the
domestic
circuit.
He
scored
332
runs
in
the
Mushtaq
Ali
Trophy
at
a
monstrous
strike
rate
of
181.
The
player
has
backed
that
up
with
539
runs
already
in
the
Ranji
Trophy.
He
scored
379
runs
against
Assam
in
the
last
match,
which
is
ranked
2nd
in
the
all-time
highest
scores
list
in
the
domestic
tournament.

And
commentator
and
pundit
Harsha
Bhogle
has
given
his
verdict
on
the
return
of
Prithvi
Shaw.


“The
return
of
Prithvi
Shaw
to
the
T20
team
was
inevitable.
Will
be
interesting
to
see
if
the
team
management
is
game
to
play
him
ahead
of
Gaikwad
&
Gill,”

Bhogle
wrote
on
his
Twitter
account.

Shaw’s
inclusion
in
the
team
only
looked
like
a
matter
of
time
after
all
his
heavy
scoring
in
the
domestic
circuit.
The
explosive
batter
has
been
racking
up
runs,
dismantling
oppositions
with
the
bat
and
it
is
only
a
deserved
present
for
his
amazing
run
of
performances.

The
Indian
selectors
also
made
a
surprise
inclusion
as
Suryakumar
Yadav
was
picked
for
the
first
two
Tests
against
Australia.
Suryakumar’s
T20
form
is
unmatched,
as
the
player
has
toppled
every
other
player
in
that
format.
But
it
will
be
interesting
to
see
him
in
the
longest
format
of
the
game.
And
Bhogle
believes
getting
into
the
team
will
not
be
a
cakewalk.


“Sky
is
an
interesting
inclusion
in
the
test
team.
Did
well
for
Mumbai
this
year
but
unless
India
go
in
with
only
4
bowlers,
I
don’t
see
him
breaking
in
just
yet.
I
really
do
hope
that
Jadeja
plays
a
Ranji
Trophy
match
before
the
series
because
he
has
been
away
for
too
long,”

he
added.

The
pundit
also
believes
that
the
upcoming
IPL
will
have
monumental
impacts
on
the
careers
of
Bhuvneshwar
Kumar
and
Harshal
Patel,
after
the
duo
was
ignored
for
the
New
Zealand
series.
Bhogle
‘fears’ the
pair
will
have
to
perform
at
their
best
in
the
IPL
to
get
a
route
back
to
the
national
side.

India’s
assignment
against
the
travelling
Kiwis
starts
on
January
18.
India
will
play
3
ODIs
and
3
T20Is
against
them
before
the
four-match
Test
series
against
Australia.


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