The selectors have missed a glorious opportunity to groom the young Prithvi Shaw in the long English summer which includes the World Test championship final and the five Tests against England.
Despite his inconsistency in Test cricket — the gifted Shaw is only 21 — he still averages 42.37 in Tests. Away from home, he showed flashes of brilliance against New Zealand and got just one Test, the day/night game in Adelaide, to display his wares.
While Tests and T20 cricket are two different formats altogether, Shaw’s form in the recently held but truncated IPL suggested his mind and body were in harmony.
Six fours in an over
Representing Delhi Capitals, the opener sent all six legal deliveries from the Kolkata Knight Riders paceman Shivam Mavi for boundaries.
He was balanced, his head was still, his feet moved and he…