Prithvi Shaw to skip Syed Mushtaq Ali, doubtful for Vijay Hazare as well

As per reports, Prithvi Shaw will be out for at least two months, therefore ruling him out of the 2023-24 domestic T20 championship Syed Mushtaq Ali. He’s also a questionable starter for the Vijay Hazare Trophy, a 50-overs competition.

Shaw’s knee injury, incurred recently while playing for Northamptonshire County Cricket Club (NCCC) versus Durham in a one-day match, appears to be more serious than first thought.

Shaw is not expected to play in either of the two white-ball competitions, Syed Mushtaq Ali (October 16–November 23) or Vijay Hazare (November 23–December 15), according to representatives of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) who spoke with Shaw on Thursday. Mumbai is currently the winner of the Mushtaq Ali Trophy, which is notable.

His recuperation is expected to be complete in time for the Ranji Trophy, which starts on January 5. According to an MCA representative, “After speaking with him, it’s apparent that he will need between two and three months to make a full recovery. This points to his likely readiness by December and lines up with the start of the Ranji Trophy in January.

“Prithvi is currently under the care of the BCCI and is scheduled to consult with a specialist in London on Friday,” the club said after Shaw left the NCCC.

The 23-year-old finished his involvement in the 50-over competition for the English county as the leading run-scorer after scoring an astounding 429 runs over the course of four innings, including a record-breaking 244 against Somerset.

“Beyond his on-field accomplishments, he made a significant impression within our locker room,” said NCCC head coach John Sadler. Prithvi made a lasting impression on our club throughout his brief stint. He won’t be able to join us for the rest of this competition, which is a real shame. He is incredibly humble and respectful, and he was grateful for the chance to represent Northamptonshire.

The injury is a serious setback for the incredibly gifted Shaw, who had appeared to regain his dominant form. Conversations about his probable recall to the national team have resumed in India as a result of his recent successes in England. Shaw has previously represented India in five Tests, six ODIs, and one T20 International. In July 2021, he made his most recent appearance for the national team.

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