IND vs NZ 3rd T20I: Ishan Kishan’s embarrassing innings make netizens believe that Prithvi Shaw should have been played tonight; Check Twitter Reactions

In the ongoing 3rd T20I between India and New Zealand, India lost their first wicket as Ishan Kishan walked back in an early dismissal.

Following a string of domestic cricket performances for Mumbai and Delhi Capitals in the IPL, Prithvi Shaw was called up to the India squad ahead of the series. Shaw scored 193 Powerplay runs in nine innings of IPL 2022 this season, at a rate faster than any of his Indian counterparts.


With Hardik Pandya supporting Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan as the series’ first-choice openers, the Mumbai opener is on the bench, as Ishan Kishan is the first choice for wicketkeeping.

Captain Santner’s decision to bring in spinners early in the game is an unusual strategy, despite the iconic Narendra Modi Stadium’s pitch favouring the ‘pacers’ tonight.

According to the analysis, Bracewell was called in for Ishan Kishan, who struggles to settle when spinners dominate early overs, leaving no time for Ishan to create a comfort zone for big shots. Santner’s plan ultimately worked as Ishan Kishan fumbled in playing against Bracewell and the LBW decision by Nitin Menon remained “OUT” despite Ishan Kishan opting for DRS.

With Ishan Kishan’s embarrassing dismissal, netizens have started believing that Prithvi Shaw could have bene given a chance after he got a critical comeback call in the T20I squad.