India vs Bangladesh: MSK Prasad reveals the rationale behind choosing Shivam Dube forward of Vijay Shankar within the T20I squad


MSK Prasad clarifies the rationale.

Shivam Dube and Vijay Shankar
Shivam Dube and Vijay Shankar. (Photograph Supply: Twitter)

After a profitable Check collection in opposition to South Africa, the Indian workforce is now set to tackle Bangladesh for a T20I and Check collection ranging from third of November. And there have been fairly a number of stunning inclusions that have been made by the selectors within the workforce for the T20I collection. On one facet rookie Mumbai all-rounder Shivam Dube earned his maiden name up whereas after a span of three years Sanju Samson returns to the T20I squad.

Hardik Pandya was dominated out of the motion as a consequence of his again harm and the primary query was that who will change him within the workforce. There have been possibilities that selectors will go along with Vijay Shankar who made his worldwide debut earlier this 12 months, however going in opposition to all the chances Shivam Dube earned a call-up. Within the press convention chief selector, MSK Prasad cleared the very fact of giving Shivam desire over Shankar.

MSK Prasad tells why they picked Shivam Dube over Vijay Shankar 

Former Indian wicketkeeper MSK Prasad feels that Shivam Dube matches the aggressive position higher than Vijay Shankar in the intervening time, in addition to the spectacular type of Mumbai all-rounder,  gave him an edge over Tamil Nadu all-rounder.

“In our earlier T20 squad, we had Hardik [who’s now recovering from back surgery]. We additionally tried Vijay Shankar. All of us felt that the position Shivam has to ship in, he matches it significantly better. He bats aggressively, his performances in India A collection within the West Indies and likewise in opposition to South Africa within the one-dayers was phenomenal. Dube has come up by leaps and bounds and we’re satisfied,” the chief selector instructed the reporters.

Mumbai all-rounder Shivam Dube caught the highlight again in 2018 after hitting 5 successive sixes in a Ranji Trophy match in opposition to Baroda. Simply after that, he bought picked up by Royal Challengers Bangalore by paying a whopping Rs 5 crore on the IPL Public sale 2019. Most not too long ago, he helped Mumbai to succeed in quarter-finals in Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20. In that home event, he scored 177 runs in 5 innings. The breakthrough innings for him got here in opposition to Karnataka by which he performed a smashing knock of 118 runs that included seven fours and 10 large sixes.

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