While the youngster Prithvi Shaw is trying hard to return to the national side as soon as possible, the poor luck is creating the new barriers for him in recent times. During the recent Ranji Trophy match, Shaw has suffered a shoulder injury.
At present, Mumbai are busy in the Round 4 stage of the ongoing Ranji Trophy season (2019/20) where they are playing against Karnataka at Bandra Kurla Complex (Mumbai). While Karnataka bowled them out for just 194 runs in the first innings of this match, the 20-year-old opening batsman Prithvi Shaw scored 29 runs.
On the third session of day one of this match (3rd January), Shaw dived to save an overthrow, but it resulted in damage on his shoulder. Immediately, he walked off the field due to that injury.
After Karnataka were bowled out for 218 runs on the second day (4th January), Shaw hasn’t come to bat yet till the tea break. While Shaw generally batted in the opening slot, he didn’t come to bat in the second innings although the Mumbai were struggling on 26/4 at the tea of day two.
However, the Mumbai captain Suryakumar Yadav gave positive news to the media at the end of the first day. Yadav claimed that initially, Shaw’s injury was not looking good enough, but he was much better at later.
Yadav said, “He (Shaw) looks better. Looking at him on the ground, it was not looking good but now I think he is looking good. Later on I will get to know from the physio on what exactly the situation is (with regard to him).”
However, Prithvi Shaw has reportedly to undergo an MRI scan that can bring the better picture of his injured shoulder.
Latest update on Prithvi Shaw’s injury
In the latest news according to PTI, Prithvi Shaw will not come to bat in Mumbai’s second innings as he has felt a little pain on his shoulder.
The media manager claimed, “He is having a little pain and hence he won’t bat in the second essay.”
Prithvi Shaw is in India A squads that will tour to New Zealand soon
Prithvi Shaw has been selected in India A squad that will tour to New Zealand for one-day and unofficial Test series. The youngster has been included in all the squads of this tour. The India A players are likely to leave the country for New Zealand tour on 10th January. This is an important tour before India’s two-match Test series against the hosts New Zealand that will run between 21st February and 4th March 2020.
Prithvi Shaw made his international debut in October 2018 during the home Test series against West Indies. He scored a century on his debutant Test innings. The right-handed opening batsman has scored 237 runs in two Tests (three innings) with an average of 118.50, including one century and one half-century. He even won the Player of the Series award in that two-match home Test series against West Indies.
At next, Prithvi Shaw was selected for the four-match Test series in the 2018/19 Australia tour. But he missed out that entire Test series due to an ankle injury which he suffered during a tour match ahead of that series. Later, after the IPL 2019, Shaw was handed a backdated eight-month ban for an inadvertently doping violation.
After completing his suspension period, Shaw returned to the cricket on 17th November 2019 and scored 240 runs in five matches (average 48.00) of the 2019/20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, including three half-centuries.
Later, Mumbai’s first game in the ongoing Ranji Trophy season (against Baroda), Prithvi Shaw scored 66 and 212 runs while Mumbai won that match by 309 runs. It was the maiden first-class double-century for Shaw.