‘Naa vo T20 team me hai, naa ODI me’: Sehwag wants star youngster’s comeback | Cricket

Following a disappointing defeat within the semi-final of the T20 World Cup, Team India now gears up for a return to motion within the T20I collection in opposition to New Zealand. A variety of senior cricketers together with Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and Virat Kohli have been rested for the tour as Hardik Pandya leads the aspect within the three-match collection, that begins November 18. In place of the top-order stars, Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, and Shreyas Iyer have been chosen the function whereas Suryakumar Yadav retains his place within the squad.

However, former India opener Virender Sehwag a couple of sure omission from the squad for the T20I collection – that of Prithvi Shaw. The younger Mumbai opener has been spectacular for his state team over the previous few months, and performed at a strike fee of over 152 on this 12 months’s Indian Premier League for the Delhi Capitals.

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Sehwag believes that Shaw must be referred to as again to the Indian team; the final time he performed a T20I for the aspect was in July 2021 in opposition to Sri Lanka, which, curiously, was additionally his worldwide debut within the shortest format of the sport.

“Ek naam main jo dekhna chahta tha, vo hai Prithvi Shaw. Naa vo T20 me hai ya vo ODI team me hai. Aur Test toh vo khele hi nahi hai, bahar ho gaye hain bechaare. Vo ek naam main dekhna chaahunga aane waale time me. Khair, 2023 ka World Cup hai, tab tak shayad aa hi jaayenge aane waale time me. (One name that I wanted to see was Prithvi Shaw. He isn’t in the T20 team or the ODI team. He hasn’t been there in Tests for a long time. I want to see him back. But I’m hopeful that he is in the team for the 2023 World Cup),” Sehwag stated.

“Prithvi Shaw aise khilaadi hain jo top order me khelte hain, jinka strike rate 150 ke kareeb ka hai. Vo sabse suitable hai T20 format ke liye. Aap usko bhi ek atirikt khilaadi ke roop me le jaa sakte the. (Prithvi Shaw plays at 150 SR in the top order, he is suitable for T20 cricket. You could’ve at least taken him as a reserve player),” Sehwag stated additional as he talked concerning the T20I squad in opposition to New Zealand.


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