‘He‘s not an impactful player in that position’: Gambhir explains why he would choose Shaw over Rahane in DC Playing XI in anticipation of SRH

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In last six games he has performed for Delhi Capitals within the Indian Premier League 2020, Prithvi Shaw has been dismissed thrice for a duck. He has scored figures of seven,9 and 10 within the remaining three games. This is a testomony to how poor Shaw has been within the latest days. The right-handed batsman has struggled to get going, and is admittedly discovering it arduous to spend time within the center. (IPL 2020 Full Coverage)

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On further hand, Ajinkya Rahane, too, has been dismissed twice for a duck in last six games, however scored a match-winning 60 in anticipation of Royal Challengers Bangalore last week. So, the query is who ought to DC play within the do-or-die game in anticipation of Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday.

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In an pre-match evaluation video chat on ESPNCricinfo, former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir was requested to call his taking part in XI for DC for the match, and he picked Shaw within the staff and ignored Rahane. On being requested in regards to the causes for a similar, Gambhir defined that Rahane shouldn’t be an impactful player at no. three place.

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“I want an impact player on top, especially in a must-win game. I know Prithvi Shaw has not been in good form, but even Ajinkya Rahane is not in supreme form as of now,” he mentioned.

“Plus, if you make Rahane bat at no. 3, he is not an impactful player in that position. You can make Rahane open the innings but if I have to choose a player to open the innings between Rahane and Shaw – and look at the bowling line-up, I will go with Shaw and give him one more chance. If he bats for 6 overs, I am sure I will get the start I need,” Gambhir additional mentioned.

DC and SRH will battle it out within the 2nd Qualifier on Sunday and the winner between the 2 will face Mumbai Indians within the finishing on Tuesday.

[Attribution HT]

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