Prithvi Shaw to return Northamptonshire for 2024 County season

Prithvi Shaw
Prithvi Shaw (image: BCCI)

The Northamptonshire club announced that Prithvi Shaw will return for the 2024 County season on August 31 after his stint was cut short due to a Knee injury sustained in the match against Durham.

Prithvi Shaw to return Northamptonshire for 2024 season

Prithvi Shaw made his debut for Northamptonshire County Cricket Club in the One-day Cup 2023 season. He was the fourth Indian player to be signed by a county franchise this season after Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Arshdeep Singh, and Navdeep Saini.

He had an impressive performance throughout the season where he completed his 3000 List A runs. He had scored 244 runs from 153 balls against Somerset in the Royal London Cup 50-over match earlier this month.

Prithvi Shaw had a knee injury while fielding against Durham. He will be missing the upcoming matches in the season and the franchise has confirmed his return for next season.

He was happy about the announcement by Northamptonshire and said, “I had a few teams contacting me after the tournament wanting to talk about playing for them next year, but I feel like I still have more to achieve with Northamptonshire. They gave me the opportunity this year and I’m very happy to be coming back.”

“I’m so excited to be heading back to Northamptonshire next summer. Even though it was over quickly, I really enjoyed my time there,” he added.

”It’s a great club to be a part of, and I felt so welcome by everyone immediately. I can’t wait to get back over. My goal is always to help win games for the team, and it was so disappointing to get injured and have to leave early this time,” he concluded

Speaking about his return next season, Chief Executive Ray Payne said: “We saw the impact Prithvi made in his short stay this year and how well he was received by supporters. To have secured him again for next year already and for so much of the season is really pleasing. I think he was just as keen to come back as we were to have him, so it’s worked out brilliantly.”

The head coach of Northamptonshire said he was excited to have Prithvi Shaw in the club. “Prithvi is a phenomenal talent and what he delivered for us in such a short space of time was incredible. He was utterly disappointed not to stay longer due to his injury as he wanted to play some red-ball cricket, so the chance for him to do this next year is really exciting for us all.” Said John Sadler.