Prithvi Shaw twisted his ankle while fielding during the warm-up match between India and Australia XI on Friday.
In a disappointing fate for India ahead of their first Test match against Australia on next Thursday, opener Prithvi Shaw injured his left ankle while fielding during a warm-up match against Australia XI.
Hence Shaw has been ruled out of the opening Test against Australia due to a ‘lateral ligament injury’, BCCI confirmed. This happened when he was attempting to catch a Max Bryant six on the deep mid-wicket boundary rope in the morning session of the practice game.
BCCI’s statement read as follows, “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.”
Shaw was in utter pain and grabbed his lower leg after attempting to take a catch on the boundary. He was immediately taken off the grounds by two India officials.
The BCCI tweeted, “The medical team is assessing Prithvi Shaw at the moment,” the BCCI tweeted. “He hurt his left ankle while attempting to take a catch at the boundary ropes. Shaw is being taken to the hospital for scans.”
With Shaw’s inability to make it for the first Test match against Australia, India will be opening up its innings with the out-of-form pair Murali Vijay and KL Rahul.
The 19-year old Shaw has been in an outstanding form this season. He made a Test century on his debut match last month against West Indies. He continued this form against Australia.
The right-hander hit 11 fours before he was bowled out around the legs by leg-spinner Dan Fallins attempting a sweep shot that left him performing the splits.
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