Prithvi Shaw Named In Mumbai’s Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Squad
After spending over three months on the sidelines while recovering from an ankle injury, Prithvi Shaw is now all set to return to action. The highly-rated opener’s hopes of making a mark in Australia was ended in a heartbreaking manner due to the injury. Shaw, who had scored a blistering century on his Test debut last year, twisted his ankle while fielding in the tour game against Cricket Australia XI.
Shaw had to be rushed to hospital, where it was discovered that he had torn his ligament. The team-management initially thought that Shaw would recover through the course of the series but he could not and eventually missed the entire series. He was ruled out of the series after the second Test and was replaced by Mayank Agarwal. The 19-year old later spent considerable time undergoing rehab at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore.
Earlier this week, he cleared the Yo-Yo test and the Mumbai selectors have now named him in the squad for the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. India Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane will lead the team in the competition, India international Ajinkya Rahane will lead the Mumbai team in the T20 tournament which will be played in Indore from February 21 to 28.
The team also has the likes of Shreyas Iyer, Siddhesh Lad, Surya Kumar Yadav and experienced wicketkeeper-batsman Aditya Tare. In bowling, veteran pacer Dhawal Kulkarni will lead the attack.
With a strong squad at their disposal, Mumbai will be looking to go all the way in the T20I tournament. They had a poor campaign in this season’s Ranji Trophy where they crashed out at the group stage. Prior to that, they had won the Vijay Hazare Trophy, the domestic One-day tournament.
Ajinkya Rahane (captain), Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Shardul Thakur, Dhawal Kulkarni, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Suryakumar Yadav, Akash Parkar, Eknath Kerkar, Dhrumil Matkar, Shams Mulani, Shubham Ranjane, Tushar Deshpande, Royston Dias.
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