The talented young batsman Prithvi Shaw will miss the upcoming one-day series against West Indies A starting from July 11 with an injury. The hard-hitting batsman Rituraj Gaikwad will replace Shaw in the squad which comprises of five fifty overs games.
Shaw ruled out with an injury
Meanwhile, it will be a massive blow to Prithvi Shaw who will be short of match practice before the Test series against West Indies. India is due to play a two-match Test series to mark a beginning in their campaign for the World Test Championship just after the World Cup. The Mumbai cricketer missed the entire Test series against Australia with an ankle injury during the practice games. However, he recovered in time to be a part of the Indian Premier League and subsequently in the T20 Mumbai League.
He has been among the runs, and Prithvi Shaw will look to recover soon and hit the nets to be available for selection for the series against West Indies. The first of the two-match Test series commences from August 22 at Antigua. Shaw made an outstanding Test debut against West Indies last year scoring 237 runs from two games including a hundred and a fifty. He will look to replicate the same effort when India resume their red-ball cricket.
On the other hand, India A side saw a handful of changes with Rishabh Pant and Mayank Agarwal joining the World Cup squad due to untimely injuries of Shikhar Dhawan and Vijay Shankar. Experienced wicket-keeper batsman Ishan Kishan will replace Pant while dashing batsman from Punjab Anmolpreet Singh will come in place of Mayank Agarwal. Anmolpreet has been in the scheme of things for quite some time now and will look to capitalise on this opportunity to make a mark of himself. The three-match Test series will follow the five-match ODI series starting from July 11 at Antigua.