While Shaw didn’t get fifty, totaling 62 of four innings averaging 15.5 in the two warm-up games over the last week, Gill scored 127 at 31.75 with 65 in those games.
Speaking to the media at a virtual conference, Border said, “I’ve been in Sydney the last two days watching your boys run against Australia A. Gee, I impressed Gill. I really think he has something about him. His technique. I know , that he’s young, he can play recklessly, but he looks like a seriously good player, this kid. He would be my pick from the guys I’ve seen. ”
The Australian captain winning the 1987 World Cup said Shaw had to worry about his shooting.
“It seems to me that he (Shaw) is playing the shorter ball against the new ball. It looks good on flatter tracks, but in Australia you have to be a little more careful about your shot pick. He seems to be loose off the outside track. “If I am an Indian selector, I will look very carefully at young Gill,” added Border.
Gavaskar agreed with Border, saying the young Mumbai batsman needs a little more time to assess his batting and give himself more time at the furrow.
“I think he (Shaw) needs to spend a little more time evaluating his batting. Because as a starting batsman, you have to give yourself time to see what the pitch does and see what the bowler does and try to bat as he bats. currently will not make him (a consistent player) Yes, he will make runs from time to time but for him to do so consistently he has to tighten his defense.I agree with AB that he plays far too many shots at the start of the inning , “said Gavaskar.
Gavaskar agreed with Border on Shubman opening the batting, saying, “I think Shubman will open up in the first Test. I think he showed good form. AB (Allan Border) was there, he was very impressed with what he did. saw about Shubman Gill, so I’d imagine he had to open the bat Mayank Agarwal. ”