Shaw, who was preferred to the formally strong Shubman Gill for the opening slot of the Pink Ball test, picked one Mitchell Starc Delivery back on his stump in the first game to fall on a two-ball duck.
Shaw, who had a terrible IPL in the United Arab Emirates, couldn’t change anything in the two warm-up games in Australia.
In IPL 2020, Shaw averaged 228 runs in 13 games that season with an average of 17.53. Shaw’s last 8 IPL scores were – 19, 4, 0, 0, 7, 10, 9, and 0.
The 21-year-old’s inclusion in Indian Game XI, announced on social media by the BCCI on Wednesday, came as a surprise to many.
Shaw’s dismissal for a duck has been criticized by many on social media.
Consistent duck! #PrithviShaw #INDvsAUS
– Nishant Tiwari 7️⃣ (@charsochayasi) 1608179393000
Even a regular cricket fanatic knows a better technique than #PrithviShaw. And how often do commentators say they don’t … https://t.co/Sdbhs4Gix4
– Guddu Kumar (@ Kguddu935) 1608181489000
Got up early to promote 5G speed #PrithviShaw https://t.co/4wUDuk9EQX
– Logesh (@LoGiDuDu) 1608178787000
#PrithviShaw Vs Cummins Hazelwood and Starc on day one #Shaw https://t.co/QRv6lhZ7dP
– Akshay Sharma (@ AkshayS76169779) 1608178433000
Prithvi Shaw wastes opportunities @cricketaakash #INDvAUS #AUSvIND https://t.co/2pS2Ibx4o3
– tabshir (@ tabshir8) 1608181853000
Two different batsmen !! Two different approaches to getting through the new ball !! Shaw tries to push and Pujara waits for … https://t.co/Dzoy29teuT
– DINAKAR (@Mr_GopalBtech) 1608182561000
Earlier, Sunil Gavaskar and Allan Border, after which the series India vs Australia is named, had weighed on the Gill vs Shaw debate. Many thought Gill, who was named 12th man for the first test on Wednesday, would have been better suited as an opener Mayank Agarwalaccording to the current form. Gill’s technique, especially after a solid 65 in the second warm-up game in Sydney, has received widespread praise.
In the two warm-ups, Gill scored 0-29, 43 and 65. He got better with each stroke, while Shaw didn’t look good with 0, 19, 40 and 3.
“I know you (Rate) Shaw, but it seems like he’s going to play a shot. He looks good on flat courses against the new ball, but in Australia you have to be a little bit more careful about your shot selection,” had Border said earlier.
“I’ve been in Sydney for the last few days and watched the Indian team against Australia A. I was impressed with Gill. I really think there is something about him, his technique. I know he is young so that he is one Can play a few rashes of shots here and there, but he looks really good, this boy. He’d be my pick among the guys I’ve seen, “added Border.
“I think he (Shaw) needs to spend a little more time evaluating his batting. As an opening batsman, you have to give yourself time to see what the field is doing what the bowlers are doing,” said Sunil Gavaskar had earlier said .
Shaw has to come back strong in the second innings. Another mistake will only put more pressure on him and also on the team management to make a possible change for the second test.