Ravi Shastri praised Shubman Gill and Prithvi Shaw – both are talented players
'Our goal is to play like the No. 1 Test team and reach the final of the World Test Championship'
Dainik BhaskarFeb 14, 2020, 01:22 PM IST Sports Desk. New Zealand may have given India a clean sweep in the 3-match ODI series. But Team India is not worried about it. His entire focus is on the upcoming Test series. Coach Ravi Shastri told the Times of India that currently ODI has no meaning for us. Right now our focus is on T20 and Test. We just beat New Zealand 5–0 in the T20 series. Now the focus is on the two-match Test series.
Shastri added, "We need 100 points to stay in the race for the final of the World Test Championship at Lord's. We have to play 6 Tests abroad within a year. It has two against New Zealand and 4 against Australia. If we win two matches, then we will be in a good position. Our goal is to play here like the No. 1 team, because our team believes in it more than anything else. Currently, Team India is ranked first in the World Test Championship with 360 points. He has won all 7 Tests played so far. "
Shubman and Prithvi prefer to face the new ball: Shastri
Coach Shastri is excited about the arrival of young players in the team. He replied to questions related to the opening in the Tests of Shubman Gill and Prithvi Shaw, saying that both are talented. It is not important which of these two forms part of Playing-11 in the Wellington Test. The special thing is that both of them are part of the Indian team right now. He praised Shubman, "They have extraordinary talent." His positive outlook is evident when he bats. A 20-21 year old boy feels very happy to see this. "
Shastri said – competition in the team is necessary
On the question related to the opening of Shaw and Shubman, he said that it is all students of the same school, who like to face playing new ball, they enjoy the challenges. Unfortunately Rohit is injured, due to this, Shubman and another one in Prithvi may get a chance as Mayank Agarwal's second partner. Such competition is necessary in the team and on this basis a team of 15 players is prepared, which always looks strong.