India vs New Zealand: ‘He’s here to stay’ - Ravi Shastri backs younger batsman in advance of Test series

India vs New Zealand: ‘He’s here to stay’ - Ravi Shastri backs younger batsman in advance of Test series

India had all the momentum after they received the T20I sequence 5-0, but then ceded groud when New Zealand bounced returned and clinched the ODI sequence 3-0. Now, the center of attention shifts to Test cricket and for India - the range 1 facet in the world, there are a few gaps that want to be plugged.

For starters, they have to pick out the first-class feasible XI and work round the spate of injuries and head coach Ravi Shastri believes this gives the youthful players round the group a hazard to step up and be counted.

”We’ve taken it on the chin. Close to 5 of our core players have been missing due to injuries and it’s been hard on them and the team as well. Bhuvneshwar would’ve been extremely useful, across formats, here. Ishant takes up so tons of the workload upon himself in Tests, so that receives shared now. It’s been tough on everyone. But then, accidents occur and it’s a lengthy avenue ahead,” Shastri instructed Times of India.


The head instruct used to be all praise for young gamers like Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill and believes both these batsmen are phenomenal skills who will be terrific for the side. He is convinced that Shubman Gill is right here to continue to be and will be around for a long time.


“What a tremendous talent. I have been staring at him closely for two years now and the way he’s long past about it, it used to be only a count number of time earlier than he bought here. Whether or now not he plays in this Test (Wellington), we know for certain that he’s right here to stay,” he said.

Speaking about Prithvi, Shastri stated that it was up to the younger batsman to make full use of the challenges at hand.

“It’s high-quality to have Prithvi back. The greater time he spends with the team, the faster he’ll get lower back into the groove. He’s a extraordinary Genius and he has the pleasant reachable chance to make use of it. The undertaking consequently lies with the cricketer too, as to how he takes it up and works his way forward. I’m sure he’ll make the most of it,” he said.