Prithvi Shaw ruled out of India A’s two practice games in New Zealand
A call on his participation in the three One-Day matches and two unofficial Tests will be taken later.
Updated - Jan 7, 2020 8:08 pm
Prithvi Shaw continues to be on the hinges as far as his fitness ahead of India’s New Zealand tour is concerned. He got injured while fielding in the Ranji Trophy game while playing for Mumbai against Karnataka and has been on the sidelines since then. However, if the latest update is considered, he has been ruled out of India A’s two practice matches in New Zealand.
In a bid to prepare for the New Zealand tour, Shaw was picked in the India A team by the selectors. India A is scheduled to play three One-Day and two unofficial Test matches on their tour to the Kiwi nation. The tour is set to commence on January 22 with the One-Day series while the Tests will begin on January 30.
At the same time, team India will be in the country for five T20 Internationals, three ODIs and a couple of Test matches. While the T20I series will start on January 24, the ODIs and Tests are scheduled to begin on February 5 and February 21 respectively. Keeping the Test series in mind, Prithvi Shaw was picked in India A’s both squads to give him time to acclimatise to the conditions.
Call on his participation on the A-tour to be taken later
However, according to the BCCI‘s official website, Prithvi Shaw suffered from rotator cuff and labrum injury to his left shoulder after falling awkwardly during the Ranji game. As of now, he has been ruled out of the practice games and a call on him playing in the tour will be taken later.
“Prithvi is currently under rehab at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru and has been ruled out of India A’s two upcoming practice games in New Zealand. A call on his participation in the one-day and four-day matches will be taken at a later stage,” the statement released read.
There were reports of Shaw being picked for the national team’s Test tour as a backup opener for Mayank Agarwal and Rohit Sharma. But the latest injury has put him entirely in doubt for the tour.