Young opener Prithvi Shaw has recovered from a foot injury and is “ready to go” in the second and final Test against New Zealand starting in Christchurch on Saturday, India head coach Ravi Shastri said on Friday.
Shaw missed Thursday’s training session due to swelling on his left foot, increasing the Indian team management’s worries ahead of the second Test.
But the good news for India was that Shaw was back in the nets on Friday with an extensive session under the watchful eyes of Shastri and got some valuable tips from skipper Virat Kohli.
“Prithvi is ready to go,” Shastri said, clearing the air on the opener’s fitness.
Shaw had a poor outing in the first Test in Wellington, getting dismissed cheaply in both the innings. Tim Southee got the right-hander for 16 with an unplayable delivery in the first innings. Shaw also found Trent Boult’s short ball difficult to negotiate when he was on 14 in the second essay.
Talking about Shaw’s struggle with the bat in Wellington, Shastri said every player needs to learn how to adapt to conditions quickly
“Everyone has to adapt in these conditions. No two conditions are the same. I mean a pitch on day one in India will be different from a pitch in England or New Zealand. You have to adapt. Not just Prithvi, everyone,” said the coach.
(With inputs from PTI)