Prithvi Shaw is looking like a man on a mission ever since he has returned to action after serving the doping ban. There is absolutely no stopping the Mumbai star who has not played for India since his debut Test series in October last year. He was a part of the squad for the series in Australia but an unfortunate injury ruled him out.
And before he could don the India jersey again in the ongoing season, a doping ban dashed his hopes. But it looks like Prithvi Shaw won’t take long to make his comeback into the Indian team. The youngster made his much-awaited return to action during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and hit the ground running. In his comeback game which was against Assam, the highly-rated batsman slammed a quickfire knock of 63.
In the following games, he scored 30, 64, 30 and 53 as Mumbai missed out on a semifinal berth. He then impressed on his comeback to red-ball cricket too on Monday. On the opening day of the Ranji Trophy, Prithvi Shaw slammed 66 off just 62 against Baroda. The impressive knock was studded with 11 fours and a six.
And on Wednesday, he scored a century in the second innings of the same game. The right-hander took just 84 balls to reach the milestone after Mumbai bowled out Baroda for just 307 runs to take a first innings lead of 124 runs. At the time of writing this report, Shaw was batting on 118 off 109 balls with the help of 12 fours and four sixes.
Shaw for New Zealand tour:
Meanwhile, recent reports suggest that Prithvi Shaw could be a part of the Test team for the tour of New Zealand in February. According to Indian Express, he will be in the team as the third opener while Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal will be the first choice openers. Shaw is scheduled to be part of the India A team that will play two four-day games against New Zealand A just before the Test series begins.