Prithvi Shaw – Mumbai opener – could miss the quarter-final clash of the Ranji Trophy 2017/18. As per the reports, Shaw will be joining the India U-19 camp to be held before the junior World Cup to be played next year.
Mumbai is set to face star-studded Karnataka in the quarter-final of the tournament and Shaw’s absence will be the last thing they would ask for. As of now, Shaw will be joining the India U19 camp, and Mumbai would be hoping for the release of Shaw like he got released from U19 Challenger Trophy.
The unavailability of Shaw might open up the doors for Akhil Herwadkar, who last played against Odisha in Bhubaneshwar. He might open the innings with Jay Bista, who had replaced him in the side.
Mumbai will face Karnataka in the fourth quarterfinal in Nagpur, which will be the only televised contest. In other games, Gujarat will face Bengal in Jaipur, Delhi will face Madhya Pradesh in Vijayawada while Kerala will face Vidarbha in Surat.
Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma will also be not available for Mumbai’s quarterfinal game. He has been appointed as the captain of the India ODI side for Sri Lanka series in absence of Virat Kohli, who has been rested.
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