Team India was dealt with a big blow even before the start of the Test series in Australia. Prithvi Shaw who was almost set to feature in the 1st Test match at the Adelaide Oval against Australia, injured his ankle during the only practice-game on Friday (Nov 30). The nature of the injury is so bad that it made him sit out of the Adelaide Test.
It was reported that Prithvi injured his left ankle while attempting to take a catch near the boundary rope in the warm-up game against Cricket Australia XI (CA XI) on Friday. The team management was so quick to carry out scans just after the injury and the test reports scripted a sad story for Team India.
“Opening batsman Prithvi Shaw suffered a left ankle injury while attempting a catch at the boundary rope in the tour game against CA XI at The Sydney Cricket Ground,” stated a press release from BCCI.
With Shaw ruled out of the 1st Test match, the Indian medical team are now in a race to help him recover from the injury and be available for the Test series as early as possible. India is yet to name Shaw’s replacement in the squad for the 1st Test match. I personally feel the Indian selectors would go with young Mayank Agarwal rather than recalling the left-handed Shikhar Dhawan.
“Shaw underwent scans this morning and the reports revealed a lateral ligament injury. Shaw will be unavailable for the First Test against Australia in Adelaide. He will undergo an intensive rehabilitation program to hasten the recovery and be available for selection at the earliest,” added the press release.
Shaw scored a good innings of 66 runs in the warm-up game against CA XI and he was one of the 5 half-centurions for India in the 1st innings. The 1st Test of the 4-match series between Australia and India will be played at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide starting from Thursday (Dec 06).
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