Prithvi Shaw, Sarfaraz Khan and Ravi Bishnoi are the biggest surprises in the Indian cricket squad for the tour of New Zealand in November and the Bangladesh ODI and Test tour in December. Shaw, who has set the Indian circuit on fire with spectacular performances, surprisingly did not find a place in any of the three-ball squads announced on Monday – the T20Is and ODI in New Zealand and ODI arrangement. to Bangladesh.
Bishnoi, who is regular in the T20I set-up and is still among the players waiting for the T20 World Cup, was not included in any of the squads.
Reacting to the news, Shaw, Bishnoi and fellow Indian cricketers Nitish Rana and Umesh Yadav, who have yet to find a place in the national cricket team shared emotional comments on Instagram . “Hope you are watching everything Sai Baba,” Shaw wrote.
“The return is stronger than the return,” read Bishnoi.
Umesh Yadav, who returned to T20I form after more than three years in the home series against Australia in place of the Covid-positive Mohammed Shami, was also selected for the series Test in Bangladesh. “You may cheat on me but God is watching over you,” she wrote on her Instagram account.
Delhi cricketer Nitish Rana, who made his India debut in Sri Lanka last year and was in excellent form in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, wrote: “H= Hold, O= On, P = Pain, E= End.”
Shaw, who has been criticized for his appearance and body, saw his campaign fall by the wayside when he contracted typhoid while playing for Delhi Capitals in IPL 2022, his comeback began in summit of the Ranji Trophy as captain of Mumbai.
In September, he scored a much-awaited century when he smashed 113 off 121 balls for West Zone against East Zone in the opening Duleep Trophy in Chennai. Later that month, Shaw also scored 77 runs for India A against New Zealand A. He made scores of 60 and 142 in the Central League as West Zone claimed a clean sheet. 79 runs. Shaw continued to dominate in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, where his 134-run blitzkrieg helped Mumbai down Assam, to go with another impressive knock of 55 not out against Mizoram.
This is Shaw’s first public appearance since he last played for India in July 2021. He was part of the Indian cricket team that toured Sri Lanka but to no avail. Shaw’s debut came in October 2018, when he became the youngest Indian to score a century on Test debut. At the time, it seemed to be the start of a remarkable career for the youngster, and Shaw was given a place in the Indian squad for the tour of Australia. But an ankle injury put paid to Shaw’s plans and he was sidelined.
When Shaw recovered a few months later, in July 2019, Shaw was banned for a doping violation. He returned to form for Mumbai at SMAT and played in the IPL, scoring 353 runs and two half-centuries. In January 2020, Shaw received his first ODI call-up for India but failed to make it. IPL 2020 was a disappointment for Shaw as he scored just 228 runs in 13 games but bounced back the next season with 479 runs from 15 matches.