Prithvi Shaw Will “Certainly” be Considered for Selection After Suspension Ends

Written by Vishwas Gupta

India batsman Prithvi Shaw is likely to return to action as soon as he completes serving his suspension for a doping violation, according to a report in Cricinfo. Shaw’s back dated eight month suspension for consuming terbutaline ends on November 15.

Former Mumbai captain and chairman of the ad-hoc selection committee, Milind Rege has said that Shaw will be considered for selection for the Syed Mushtaq Ali squad, the same one during which he inadvertently consumed terbutaline last season.

“He will be free to play from [November] 16, so of course he will be considered for selection,” Rege told ESPNcricinfo. “I can’t make any commitment to whether he will be back, but we will certainly discuss his selection.”

Rege, who believes Shaw is a match-winner, said he had spoken to him already. “He is doing the right things. Physically he is fit.”

“Shaw’s class is there, you see. He is a dynamic young batsman. So that will weigh heavily in his favour because he has scored runs for Mumbai in the last one-and-a-half years and he also did well in Test cricket till he went to Australia. There has been a gap. So he will again have to start once again.”


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