India’s star young batsman Prithvi Shaw has returned to Team India. The BCCI on Friday announced the Indian team for the T20 and ODI series against New Zealand and the first two Tests against Australia. Prithvi has been given a chance in the team for the T20 series against New Zealand. At the same time, Suryakumar Yadav and Ishaan Kishan got a place in the Test squad for the first time.
Prithvi is returning to the Indian team after 537 days. Earlier he played T20 for India against Sri Lanka on 25 July 2021. Then this was India’s first T20 match on Sri Lanka tour. After this match, Prithvi was dropped from the squad for the next two T20 matches of the series. After this now are selected. Many times his posts on social media became quite viral when his name did not come when the team was selected for different series. However, now the board has finally given him a chance. Shaw has been the captain of Team India which won the 2018 Under-19 World Cup.
Prithvi Shaw has been one of the top-six run scorers in several domestic tournaments
Prithvi has been rewarded for his brilliant performance in domestic cricket. Of late, the star batsman has scored a lot of runs in various domestic tournaments including Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Ranji Trophy and Duleep Trophy. Recently, Prithvi played an inning of 379 runs against Assam while playing from Mumbai. After this, BCCI Secretary Jai Shah himself praised Prithvi. Prithvi Shaw finished among the top-six run scorers in several domestic tournaments including the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Ranji Trophy and Duleep Trophy.
In the Syed Mushtaq T20, Prithvi scored 332 runs in 10 matches at an average of 36.88 and an impressive strike rate of 181.42 and was the highest run-scorer in the tournament after Yash Dhull. During this, he also scored a century and a half-century. At the same time, in the Duleep Trophy, Prithvi Shaw scored 315 runs in two matches at an average of 105 and finished at number three. These include two centuries and one half-century. In the Ranji Trophy, Prithvi scored 539 runs in five matches at an average of 67.37 and a strike rate of 91.35. These include a century and a half-century. He is currently at number six in terms of scoring the most runs in Ranji.
Prithvi has played five Tests for India
Talking about international cricket, Prithvi has played five Tests for India and scored 339 runs at an average of 42.37. This includes one century and two half-centuries. Prithvi Shaw holds the record for scoring a century on Test debut. He scored a century against the West Indies at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium. He is the second youngest player (18 years 329 days) to score a century in Tests for India. Sachin Tendulkar is on top from India in this matter. Sachin scored a century in Test against England at the age of 17 years 107 days.
Apart from this, Prithvi has scored 189 runs in six ODIs at an average of 31.50. At the same time, he has played only one T20 for India, in which he could not score any runs. In domestic cricket, Prithvi has scored 3623 runs in 41 first class matches at an average of 51.75. These include 12 centuries and 15 half-centuries. At the same time, he has scored 2627 runs in 53 List-A matches at an average of 52.54. These include eight centuries and 11 half-centuries. Overall, including league and domestic T20 tournaments, Prithvi Shaw has scored 2401 runs in 92 T20 matches at a strike rate of 151.67. This includes one century and 18 half-centuries.