Prithvi Shaw, who was earlier ruled out of the NZ tour of India A team, has been now declared fit and the youngster has also passed the fitness test. PrithviShaw will now travel to New Zealand for the ODI series starting from 22 January. The Right-handed batsman is also in line to make an international comeback after sequence of events and injuries kept the batsman out of the national team for more than a year.
A BCCI source told TOI, “He cleared the mandatory yo-yo test at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) on Tuesday morning. He should be flying on the 16th or 17th of January to join the India A side in New Zealand.”
The Mumbai batsman had suffered an injury on his shoulder while fieldingduring their Ranji Trophy clash against Karnataka, just after being named in the India A squad for the NZ tour. After the injury, BCCI sent the youngster to National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru where he was assessed by the team of doctors. Since then he has been undergoing rehabilitation at the NCA.
India A is scheduled to play three one-dayers and two four-day games in New Zealand. Though he has missed the two warm-up games, Shaw will now take part in the first One-Dayer between India A and New Zealand A on January 22.Prithvi has been in good form in domestic cricket since his comeback in November after serving a doping ban.
In the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, representing Mumbai, the 20-year old scored 240 runs in five outings that included three half-centuries. He then carried forward his good form in the longest format of the game as he came up with the scores of 66 and 202 in two matches and in the process made his maiden first-class double century in Mumbai’s first Ranji encounter against Baroda this season. With him now declared fit for the tour, the batsman will like to make a mark in the ODI series in NZ.