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Prithvi Shaw should start the innings in the second qualifier for DC: Gautam Gambhir

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Gautam Gambhir. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Delhi Capital (DC) suffered a devastating defeat against Mumbai Indians in the first qualifier of the ongoing 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020). Their batting line-up was demolished and as a result, they lost the game by 57 runs. The Capitals will now take on Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in a do or die match on Sunday, November 8, to make it to the league finals.

The main problem for DC has been the poor form of their top order for the last six matches. Power-hitter Prithvi Shaw scored the Duck three times and scored 7, 9 and 10 in the remaining three games. On the other hand, Ajinkya Rahane has also struggled to contribute with his willpower. Although the batsman scored 60 runs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Last week, he was dismissed for the Ducks twice in the last six matches.

This has led to a debate as to who should play Shikhar Dhawan in the top order for the Caps against the Orange Army between Shaw and Rahane. Speaking in a pre-match analysis video chat on ESPNCricinfo, former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir protested that both batsmen should be selected in the playing XI.

Ajinkya Rahane is not an influential player: Gautam Gambhir

Gambhir said he would go with Prithvi in ​​place of Rahane as both batsmen are not in their main forms and the former is more likely to give the team a desired start if the team remains at the crease for the initial 6 overs. Talking about Rahane’s role at No. 3, the veteran said that Ajinkya is not impressive and takes a lot of time to tackle.

“I want an impact player at the top, especially in the game of wins. I know Prithvi Shaw Not in good form, but still Ajinkya Rahane is not in supreme form, ”said Gautam Gambhir.

“Also, if you don’t make Rahane’s bat. 3, he is not an impressive player at that position. You can prepare Rahane to start the innings, but if I have to pick a player to open the innings between Rahane and Shaw – and look at the bowling line up, I’ll go with Shaw and give him another chance. Give. If he bats for 6 overs, I am sure that I will get the start I need, ”Gambhir continued.