Shaw was not able to do anything special in the first test, he looks unfit before the second test.
Shubman Gill, who was Shaw's partner in Under-19, could be fed in place of Shaw.
Dainik BhaskarFeb 28, 2020, 09:13 AM IST Sports Desk. The second Test between India and New Zealand starts on Saturday. There is doubt about Team India's opener Prithvi Shaw. Prithvi Shaw did not enter practice on Thursday due to swelling in his left leg. Shaw's blood test has been done. A decision will be taken to play on Friday. If Shaw does not enter the match, then Shubman Gill could be replaced.
Gilshubhaman Gill practiced for a long time on Thursday with Shastri at the nets. During this, Team India head coach Ravi Shastri kept watching them closely. After leaving the Nets, Gill and Shastri had a long chat. Virat Kohli was also with him for a while. This test is important for Team India. In both innings of the first Test, the team could not touch the 200-run mark and lost by 10 wickets. Team India has won the last six Test series. On the other hand, New Zealand's performance on home ground has been spectacular. Fast bowlers Tim Southee and Trent Boult have done well in Tests. Neil Wegner is also back in the team. He will play in the second Test.
New Zealand have won 4 out of 6 Test matches at this ground, Team India has not played a single Test so far at this ground in Christchurch. On the other hand, New Zealand has played 6 Tests. 4 of them have won. 1 has lost. The team batting first has won only twice. In such a situation, toss will be important here again. The Indian team may give Ravindra Jadeja a chance to replace Ashwin.