After a spectacular debut Test series from the Indian young prodigy Prithvi Shaw, the management have started to view him as a probable opener in the ODI format of the game.
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The young talent, who scored a century in the debut Test of his international career, might tempt the management to try him in the limited overs format ahead of the World Cup next year.
Although the top three batsmen of India are rock solid in the limited overs format, Shaw might still feature in the upcoming ODIs against the Windies. The squad of the first two games have already been announced which means that Shaw would have to wait a little longer.
The rotation policy does not mean that the management would drop the regulars. It only means that the board wants to test the young and raw talent at the highest level, especially Prithvi Shaw, who the management wants to see how he performs while given the opportunity to feature in white-ball cricket.
“With an eye to the World Cup, the main focus was how to rotate players. In fact, more than rotation, it would be more about how to save our key players,” a source told Indian Express.
The rotation policy would also allow the management to give the senior players some time off the field as they need to be kept fresh and energised for the 2019 World Cup.
“That’s why you would see the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, Mohammad Shami in and out of the squad, not playing regularly. The players who are important for all formats will be adequately taken care of. Going ahead also, these things will keep happening,” the source added.
Prithvi would be eyeing to grab the opportunity and use it to his full benefit as he has already expressed his desire to feature in the Indian squad for the World Cup next year.