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Prithvi Shaw, to replace Shubman Gill for the England test series?

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It has been reported that Team India wants Prithvi Shaw to replace Shubman Gill for the five-match Test series against England. The national team has already submitted a formal request to send Prithvi Shaw to England to replace injured Shubman Gill.

Team India’s next assignment in the longest format is a five-match Test series against hosts England, starting from August 4. However, the visitors suffered a massive blow ahead of the crucial series with opener Shubman Gill sustaining a stress-related injury in his left leg.

Although an official announcement is yet to come, the young batsman is all but likely to get ruled out of the entire tour. But, as per the latest developments, BCCI is planning to send Prithvi Shaw, who’s currently in Sri Lanka with the limited-overs team, to the UK.

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Shaw likely replace Gill:

It was earlier reported that Abhimanyu Easwaran will replace Shubman Gill. However, the BCCI sources added that it won’t make much sense to send Abhimanyu Easwaran to England as he hasn’t played any competitive cricket as there has been no action in the domestic circuit (Ranji Trophy).

On the other hand, Shaw has been in sublime form as he scored 827 runs in eight matches of the Vijay Hazare Trophy while leading Mumbai in the domestic 50-overs tournament. Prithvi Shaw is currently in Sri Lanka for the limited-overs series.

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“Here’s a batsman in the absolute form right now, playing an insignificant series (in Sri Lanka) while he can be in England and the team will have a cushion to fall back on.”

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-a source quoted the following.

“As opposed to having to fall back on a batsman (Easwaran) who last played his part on the First Class circuit more than two seasons ago and haven’t seen much lately, wouldn’t it be wiser to have a batsman (Prithvi) who is in form and the elements of his battle are already well documented?”

For the unversed, Shaw’s last appearance in national colors came against Australia last year. He got dropped from the playing XI after failing in the first Test and subsequently, Gill made his debut. However, Shaw turned his fortunes in by playing one staggering knock after another in the Vijay Hazare Trophy and the following IPL 2021.

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