The ICC World Cup 2019 is done and dusted with host England lifting their maiden title beating New Zealand by Super Over boundary count. India who bowed out of the tournament from the semifinals losing to the Black Caps will look forward to the upcoming tour to West Indies. Young opener Prithvi Shaw, who impressed on his debut is running against time to regain fitness for the upcoming two-match Test series as a part of the World Test Championship.
Don’t know when I will return: Shaw
The national selectors headed by MSK Prasad is likely to sit on July 19 to pick the squad for the upcoming tour. India will play three T20Is followed by three ODIs and two Tests matches. Prithvi Shaw made a sensational Test debut against West Indies at home, scoring 237 runs in two Tests with a hundred on debut. He made it to the squad against Australia but sustained an ankle injury to miss the whole series.
Prithvi Shaw regained fitness to play the Indian Premier League for the Delhi Capitals. He scored 353 runs with two half-centuries and a top score of 99 but suffered another injury during the Mumbai T20 League. The young batsman speaking on his injury said that he is currently on rehabilitation. Shaw also couldn’t give any date of his return.
“I am not fully fit at the moment. I am doing my rehabilitation for a hip injury that I sustained at the Mumbai T20 league. Even I don’t know when I will be fit,” Shaw said at a Sports Conclave.
Furthermore, Prithvi Shaw said that his focus is to regain fitness as soon as possible. Once he regains his fitness, Shaw said that he will talk to the selectors and the management to plan for the future course of actions.
“Right now I am trying to get back to full fitness as soon as possible. Once I am fit, I’ll speak to the selectors and team management to figure out how we can plan for the rest of the season and how to go about my training,” Shaw concluded.