Team India had a massive injury concern after opening batsman Prithvi Shaw did not participate in the warm-up ahead of the second Test against New Zealand. The young batsman had a swelling on his left foot which suggested that Shubman Gill could be in contention to play the game.
Speaking on the eve of the second Test, India coach Ravi Shastri has confirmed that Prithvi Shaw is fit and is “ready” for the second Test. Prithvi Shaw also returned to nets on Friday for batting practice.
Prithvi Shaw did not have the best outing in the first Test against NZ, getting dismissed cheaply for 16 and 14. With pressure mounting on him and Shubman Gill waiting in the wings, the youngster will be keen to impress in Hagley Oval Test.
India can make one change for second Test, starting 29 February. The visiting sides can pick Ravindra Jadeja ahead of Ravichandran Ashwin with latter having tough time in the first test.
New Zealand confirmed one change in their XI, with Neil Wagner returning to the side. Wagner is likely to replace one among Kyle Jamieson or Ajaz Patel.