After conceding insurmountable lead to host England, Team India may go for a few changes in the 5th and the last test match starting in Oval from Thursday. According to media reports, teenager Prithvi Shaw is most like to make his test dedut in place of Lokesh Rahul. Under Shaw captaincy India-19 had won the world cup.
Opener Lokesh Rahul has disappointed with his performance in all the 8 innings he has played so far. It seems team management has run out of patience with him and may give Shaw his International test cap.
Apart from Lokesh, R. Ashwin too may lose his place in the playing XI after his not too impressive performance in the 4th test in which England’s spinner Moeen Ali took 9 wickets to help host seal the series. Ashwin could be replaced by all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja who has an impressive record in England.
Prithvi Shaw was seen batting vigorously in the nets. He has played only 14 first class games but his performance has been excellent. He shot to fame when as 14 year old boy he created a world record by smashing 546 off 300 balls in 2013 in U-13 school tournament. He was purchased by Delhi Daredevils for 1.2 cr in 2018 edition of IPL.
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