Prithvi Shaw to make his county debut with Northamptonshire

India opener Prithvi Shaw is all set to make his county debut with Northamptonshire County Cricket Club (NCCC) on Friday.

According to a report in Cricbuzz report, the Mumbai opener was likely to land in England a bit earlier however, his visit was delayed due to some logistical issues.

But, Shaw is now set to kick-off his county stint with a one-day cup game.

“I am delighted to say Prithvi arrived in the UK today (Sunday) and will feature in our one-day cup starting Friday, August 4. Official announcement (will come) tomorrow (Monday),” Ray Payne, the Chief Executive of NCCC) was quoted as saying in the report.

The report added that Shaw secured the NOC from the BCCI and subsequently was allowed to skip the ongoing Deodhar Trophy inter-zonal one-day championship in Puducherry.

However, his continued absence from the NCCC games led to confusion over his assignment and at a stage, his participation was in doubtful with the NCCC maintaining that they have no announcement to make over Shaw joining the club. Thing however, got sorted later.

Notably, the One-Day Cup, a 50-over competition in the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) domestic programme, will begin on Tuesday. Northamptonshire Steelbacks are scheduled to play their first game against Gloucestershire at Cheltenham College, Cheltenham on Friday.

Shaw, 23, will join the likes of David Willey and Andrew Tye in the Steelbacks’ side while John Sadler is the county’s head coach.

Significantly, Shaw had a dream debut in international cricket as he smashed a ton against West Indies as an 18-year-old however, the talented youngster lost his way since and has managed to feature in only four other Tests besides seven white ball games (six ODIs and one T20I) for India.

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