Prithvi Shaw flies to New Zealand after successful shoulder surgery at NCA

Ross Houston
January 16, 2020

It will be interesting to see if he gets fit for the Indian Premier League (IPL) in time which is reportedly set to commence on March 29 where he will feature for the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). After hurting their remaining shoulder while fielding, the Mumbai opener ended up being provided for the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru for an evaluation associated with the damage.

Injury-plagued Indian fast Bhuvneshwar Kumar has undergone a sports hernia surgery in London.

He was not named in the T20 squad for the upcoming tour of New Zealand due to the injury. "He was assisted by Team India physiotherapist Yogesh Parmar", read a statement from BCCI secretary Jay Shah.

Bhuvneshwar, who last played for India against West Indies T20I series at home in December past year, is looking at a lengthy rehabilitation process that will put him out of action for at least six months and possibly out for ICC T20 Cricket World Cup 2020.

The second ODI will be played on January 17.

The speedster's recovery from a previous injury had left question-marks on the role of the NCA where he had undergone rehabilitation. He will commence his rehabilitation at Bengaluru's National Cricket Academy (NCA), it added.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday issued a statement on Bhuvneshwar's medical condition.

On the other hand, Prithvi Shaw had suffered a shoulder injury while playing for Mumbai in the ongoing Ranji Trophy. It was made available for all formats of the game.

India "A" are scheduled to play three unofficial ODIs and two unofficial Tests against New Zealand "A".

New Zealand A will face India A in the first ODI on January 22.

The India "A" squad, excluding Shaw, had left for New Zealand last week. This series begins on January 24.

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