Prithvi Shaw Stakes Claim for Test Berth

Batsman hits 150 in New Zealand with India A

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Young batsman Prithvi Shaw made a strong case for inclusion in India’s senior Test squad after hitting 150 for India A.

India are set to announce their squad for the upcoming tour of New Zealand and Shaw picked the perfect time to show just what he can do.

Shaw is already in New Zealand with India A and hit a 100-ball 150 against New Zealand XI on Sunday.

He struck 22 fours and two sixes during an impressive knock at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval.

India posted 372 in the second one-day warm-up game win thanks to the 20-year-old’s brilliant contribution.

The senior side now heads to New Zealand for three ODIs, three Test matches and five T20Is. They will be building towards this year's T20 World Cup in Australia.

Indian are currently ranked at 4.50 (7/2) second-favourites with bet365 to win the tournament.

Shaw impresses again after injury return

Shaw had been a doubt for the India A tour but recovered in time from a shoulder injury.

He injured his shoulder while playing in the Ranji Trophy but had rehabilitation at the NCA to get him ready for New Zealand.

However, one man that hasn’t been able to overcome an injury in time for the India A tour is Hardik Pandya.

The 26-year-old is not fully fit following back surgery but is determined to recover properly.

“People have scared me and how, saying that back surgery is this serious, back surgery will finish this, it is very difficult and all. Then I now felt this is a little scary. But then I was like I can't go because someone else had a problem after surgery,” he told India Today.

“I am a different individual, I have a different body type, I have a different work ethic. I know I am going to make a strong comeback and I am going to do the exact right thing which I am supposed to do to make sure my back does not get more hampered.”

The all-rounder is now set to head to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) and start his rehabilitation this week.

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