Cricket

Prithvi Shaw eyeing comeback ahead of IPL 2019, says he is working hard to reach full fitness

  • FirstCricket Staff
  • January 21st, 2019
  • 17:28:30 IST

Prithvi Shaw, who suffered an ankle injury in Australia before the start of Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2018-19, will make his return to competitive cricket in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

The 19-year-old cricketer from Mumbai said that he is trying hard to regain full fitness. In an interview with India TV, he said, "I will be fit before the Indian Premier League and I am trying hard to reach full fitness. I am working on my ankle as well as on my upper body."

File picture of Prithvi Shaw. Reuters

File picture of Prithvi Shaw. Reuters

Shaw was fielding at deep mid-wicket in a warm-up game against Cricket Australia XI when after completing a catch, he twisted his ankle. He was then ruled out of the first Test. Shaw could not even play the second Test and was expected to be back for Boxing Day at MCG. However, despite the several efforts by physio and support staff, Shaw could not come back to match fitness levels.

He said, “I was trying hard to play in the second Test and the physios too were trying to get me fit for the match. However, the more they tried, the swelling increased and it got more painful. So, I thought even if I play, I will not be able to give my 100 percent because it was not easy to play with that pain."

IPL 2019 will begin on 23 March.

Updated Date: January 21, 2019 17:28:30 IST

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

CA asked Pat Cummins to 'confess' before getting Australia Test captain job
First Cricket News

CA asked Pat Cummins to 'confess' before getting Australia Test captain job

During an interview, Cummins was asked if CA panel had asked him 'anything like a confession' before being appointed as the captain, to which he replied, 'Yeah, there were a couple of questions. I won't go into detail.'

Steve Smith in race for Test captaincy after selectors approach Cricket Australia
First Cricket News

Steve Smith in race for Test captaincy after selectors approach Cricket Australia

Though vice-captain Pat Cummins remains the frontrunner for the top job, Smith is also in the reckoning, Cricket Australia said following the resignation of Tim Paine

'I feel terrible': Tim Paine distressed and embarrassed by sexting scandal
First Cricket News

'I feel terrible': Tim Paine distressed and embarrassed by sexting scandal

Tim Paine on Sunday said Australian coach Justin Langer wanted him to remain as Test skipper,