Setback in Prithvi Shaw’s return from injury; Mohammed Shami to consult expert for ankle problem: reports

Prithvi Shaw

Prithvi Shaw’s return to competitive cricket is likely to be delayed. As per Cricbuzz reports, it is learned that the batsman might need another month to return. However, that will also depend on completing higher volumes of agility and acceleration exercises.

Reports claim that Prithvi Shaw’s workload is likely to increase. This is to see if the batter’s knee can handle the increased demands. If his knee responds well, he will have to play a few matches before being cleared to play in international cricket.

Prithvi Shaw is currently undergoing rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy. The batsman reportedly batted and fielded well in the drill. But this does not ensure his quick return. His return will depend solely on how he exercises his keen response to increased volumes of acceleration, changes of direction and agility.

Prithvi Shaw is expected to return for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. However, the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) is keeping hopes high of seeing him play in the ongoing Ranji Trophy 2024 playoffs.

Prithvi Shaw was injured while playing for Northamptonshire County Cricket Club in England in August. He battled an ankle injury and has since been out of action and missed important tournaments like the Syed Mushtaq Trophy and the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

He was expected to return to the Ranji Trophy. But this was not the case. It remains to be seen when he will return. The batsman has missed a lot of cricket and has fallen far behind in India’s pecking order.

Apart from Prithvi Shaw, reports provide update on Mohammed Shami’s injuries

Cricbuzz reports also suggested that Mohammed Shami will soon leave for London to consult an expert related to his ankle injury. The pacer has been out of action since the ICC World Cup 2023 as he felt discomfort in his ankle and missed the entire series after that.

Mohammed Shami has been working hard at the NCA along with director of sports science Nitin Patel. It is known that the official will accompany the pacemaker to London. Their travel dates are not yet known but they are expected to fly out soon, meaning the fast bowlers could miss the Test series against England.

The BCCI took the decision to send Mohammed Shami to London following the decision to send Suryakumar Yadav to Germany for groin surgery. The fast bowler played a very important role for India in the World Cup, where he finished as the highest wicket-taker with 24 wickets to his name.

Reports also claimed that the BCCI is likely to send wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant to London. The left-hander has been recovering from the accident he suffered and is expected to return soon. It remains to be seen when he will return to action. According to various media reports, he is expected to return to the IPL.