Battle Of The Youngsters: Shaw Against Padikkal In Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021 Semi-Final
Prithvi Shaw, too, is on a spree of a run-fest in the tournament. He has smashed three centuries, including a double-ton, breaking two major Indian records - highest individual score in Vijay Hazare Trophy and the highest individual score while chasing in List A cricket in India surpassing the likes of MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli.
Shaw has a similar yet slightly different objective as he steps on the field to lead Mumbai. The right-handed opener will be aiming to prove to Indian selectors that he is still worthy after being dropped from the team due to his poor run in international cricket.
Whoever succeeds in the semi-finals, it is a win-win situation for Indian cricket that two youngsters are already fighting for a place in the national team. As the Indian captain, Virat Kohli had said "Our bench strength is extremely strong and that's a good sign for Indian cricket. When the transition happens, the standards won't fall,".