Having made his Test debut against West Indies at home last year, Shaw had almost cemented his place at the top of the order on the back of a ‘Man of the Series‘ performance in the two-match series. Shaw had scored 237 runs at an average of 118.50 and a strike rate of 94.04 including one century and half-century each.
While he gave glimpses of being a long-term option at the top of the order, Shaw injured his ankle during a pre-series warm-up match in Australia to be eventually ruled out of the series.
Playing a full season of the Indian Premier League for Delhi Capitals earlier this year, it seemed as if Shaw would regain his Test spot on the back of playing First-class cricket. However, the teenager was subsequently suspended after a banned substance was found in his blood sample.
In what seems to be a piece of relieving news for Shaw’s fans, he will now be seen training with World No. 3 Badminton player PV Sindhu. Sources close to Shaw have confirmed that his team has been in contact with Sindhu and the duo will train together.
— Prithvi Shaw (@PrithviShaw) July 30, 2019
“The idea is to improve his [Prithvi Shaw’s] overall fitness and agility as a fielder. We expect Prithvi to improve his flexibility as a fielder and also enhance his endurance power to play long innings,” – The source was quoted as saying.