Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag has made a huge statement on the future of India’s Test cricket. The team is placed second in the ICC Test rankings with Australia topping the table at the moment.
India will play the postponed fifth Test against England in July to kickstart a long series of Test cricket which will be followed by white-ball games as well. In between India will play the Asia Cup and the T20 World Cup.
The former Indian player further said the opposition will feat these two players playing together and even a total of 400 is not safe with these two batting for India.
Shaw, Pant Can Help India Rule Test Cricket, Win World Test Championship: Virender Sehwag
“He (Prithvi Shaw) is a player who can bring back the excitement in Test cricket. Opposition will have to think if 400 would be enough with Shaw and Pant in our ranks. Shaw and Pant in one team could help India rule Test cricket, win World Test Championship,” Sehwag said on Sports 18’s show Home of Heroes.
Both Shaw and Pant are still very young in their respective Test careers. Shaw has played five Test matches, the last of which was the infamous Adelaide Test against Australia.
Pant has played 30 Tests till date with centuries in England, Australia, and South Africa. He also averages above 40 in the format and is fresh from his heroics in the Test series against Australia last year. The southpaw will be key for India going ahead in the ongoing WTC.
Virender Sehwag further said that Pant will be more successful if he opens the batting in limited-overs cricket.
“We don’t play limited-overs to score 50 or 100 but to score at a brisk pace, no matter the situation or the opposition. At no. 4 or 5, he will find himself in situations that demand greater responsibility, but if he opens, he will be far more successful,” Sehwag pointed out.
For now, he is leading Delhi Capitals in the IPL and will play Mumbai Indians in a must-win game on Sunday to make the IPL 2022 playoffs.