Vijay Hazare Trophy has come to an end and the final clash will take place between Mumbai and Uttar Pradesh. Of course, the point of focus is going to remain Prithvi Shaw, as national selectors are going to observe each move of the player. The skipper of the Mumbai team is the most eligible player to make a place for himself in the national team of the country.
SHAW WILL BE THE PREFERENCE
Shaw has proved himself worthy of this anticipation as his fabulous record of runs speaks for itself. He has made 754 runs in the tournament which include 105 not out, 227 not out, 185 not out, and 165. Now if that isn’t a superb display of talent what is! This huge trail of runs has made him a contender for his comeback in the Indian team for the three ODIs which the team is scheduled to play against England after the T20I series. But this journey is not going to be easy as Rohit Sharma is going to be the first choice of the selectors but if he decided to take some time off them Shaw will return to the playing XI.
Shaw’s performance in National One Day Championship has shown that he has learned all his lessons well whether it was learning gained on the field or off-field. What’s going to happen will unfold with time but one thing can be said without any doubt that he is the best that the country has at the domestic level. Thus, he is not going to be mixed in the lot; he would be the preference.
On the other hand, the opposite team is being led by Karan Sharma, a young skipper and the team is being coached by Gyanendra Pandey. They have a strong bowler in Yash Dayal who would try to check whether Prithvi Shaw has been able to get over his problems against inswingers.
ALL THE PLAYERS NEED TO BE ON THEIR TOES
But only one player cannot lead the match all the time. Mumbai needs to show what they have got. The players who have been in Shaw’s shadow till now, need to come out and play their best. The team would also need the support of the bowling start of the squad like Dhawal Kulkarni, Tushar Deshpande, Prashant Solanki, Tanush Kotian, and Shams Mulani.
Uttar Pradesh would be looking up to their skipper, Karan Sharma, wicket-keeper Upendra Yadav, and Akshdeep Nath. Their openers would need to buckle up and start with a tough game. Abhishek Goswami and Madhav Kaushik, the openers of Uttar Pradesh would have a lot on their shoulders and they would have to deliver to thwart the challenge posed by the Mumbai attack.
Mumbai would also try its best to clinch the title for the fourth time and they have already won this trophy thrice in the past. UP on the other hand would want to win its second title.