NZ v IND, 2nd Test: Prithvi Shaw in doubt for Christchurch Test
Young opener Prithvi Shaw missed out on Thursday’s training session due to a swelling on his left foot, increasing Indian team management’s concerns ahead of the second Test versus New Zealand starting on Saturday.
According to sources, Shaw will go through a blood test on Thursday to establish the factor of the swelling.
In case the medical report is beneficial, a call will be taken throughout Friday’s practice session on his schedule for the secondTest He will not make it to the playing XI if Shaw is not comfy while batting.
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Shubman Gill had an excellent net session on Thursday and it is anticipated that he would be asked to open the innings along with Mayank Agarwal if Shaw is not able to make it.
Throughout Thursday’s nets, head coach Ravi Shastri was seen paying additional attention to Gill’s session.
At one point, Shastri approached Gill and was seen providing some technical inputs about footwork to Gill and what’s required to examine his uppish drives.
The Indian team management is enthusiastic that the swelling will not be a severe issue for Shaw.
The Mumbai opener didn’t even participate in the traditional warm-up session where players enjoyed playing touch rugby.
Shaw had a bad getaway in the first Test in Wellington, getting dismissed inexpensively in both the innings.
Tim Southee got him for 16 with an unplayable shipment in the first innings and he likewise discovered Trent Boult’s brief ball challenging to work out when he was on 14 in the second essay.
Skipper Virat Kohli has currently stated that he has self-confidence in Shaw’s capability to come great due to the fact that of his harmful capability and will definitely play him if he is in shape.