Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019-20: Prithvi Shaw returns to Mumbai squad after serving doping ban

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019-20: Prithvi Shaw returns to Mumbai squad after serving doping ban

The 20-year-old will be eligible to be a part of Mumbai's squad in their last league clash against Assam in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

Prithvi Shaw
Prithvi Shaw. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Prithvi Shaw, the youngster who is regarded as the future of Indian cricket, was sidelined from the game for a few months. The right-hand batsman was banned by the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) after failing a doping test. Shaw had unintentionally ingested a cough syrup which comprised terbutaline, a substance that has been banned to consume.

Shaw was ineligible to take part in any BCCI-related cricketing activities as the youngster was handed an eight-month-long ban by the BCCI. Eager to bounce back on the international stage, Shaw has been toiling hard at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru since he was handed the suspension. Shaw will finally embark on a new phase of his career as his ban finally comes to an end on November 16, 2019.

The 20-year-old will be eligible to be a part of Mumbai’s squad in their last league clash against Assam (Nov 17) in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. The Suryakumar Yadav-led side has showcased an excellent performance so far in the tournament. The side is unbeaten in the tournament so far with five wins in six games, while one of the encounters was abandoned due to rain.

Prithvi Shaw is yet to don the ODI jersey

Shaw had marked his arrival on the international scene in style as he had smashed a century in his maiden Test against West Indies. He was also the highest run-scorer in the Windies Test series, amassing 237 runs in three innings at an impressive average of 118.50.

The Mumbai-born batsman has is yet to don the national jersey in limited-overs cricket. Shaw‘s first-class record has been phenomenal too. He has gathered 1767 runs in his first-class career at an average of 60.9. He is also an integral part of Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League.

Shaw was all set to make his mark in the Test series against Australia later last year. However, the opener had to return home after picking up an ankle injury during a warm-up game. Furthermore, the doping ban added to Shah’s woes. The 20-year-old will be eager to mark his return in the Indian Test side. With Rohit Sharma and Mayank Aggarwal being is splendid form, Shaw has to pave his way to cement his spot as an opener in Tests for India.