“They can play all three formats for India”- WV Raman names 2 young Indian openers who should play in Tests, ODIs and T20Is

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WV Raman

Former Indian cricket team player WV Raman has opined that the selectors should consider giving more opportunities to Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill. In Raman’s view, both openers have got what it takes to succeed in all three formats of international cricket.

Shubman Gill turned up for the Gujarat Titans in IPL 2022. Since the batting department of the team did not look so strong on paper, Gill had a lot of responsibility on his shoulders. The rising star delivered the goods for the new franchise and smashed the winning six in the final to help Gujarat Titans become the new IPL champions.

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Prithvi Shaw has been a consistent performer for the Delhi Capitals in the last two seasons. Shaw has provided fiery starts to the team at the top. The right-handed batter has surprisingly been ignored by the selectors for the white-ball matches against South Africa and Ireland. Meanwhile, Shubman Gill is a part of the Test squad for the rescheduled match against England.

Players like Shubman Gill and Prithvi Shaw are highly talented: WV Raman

Speaking with Hindustan Times earlier today, WV Raman spoke highly of both Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill. Here’s what he said:

“Players like Shubman and Prithvi are highly talented. They have been brought up in the current age where they play all formats of the game. They can adapt and go on to play all three formats at the biggest stage in the future. As long as both Shubman and Prithvi keep working on their skills and stay fit, I don’t see any reason why they can’t play all three formats.”

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With KL Rahul ruled out of the rescheduled Test against England, Shubman Gill will open the innings with captain Rohit Sharma for India. Last year, both Gill and Sharma had a fantastic opening stand in the ICC World Test Championship Final against New Zealand.

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