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India vs Australia: Prithvi Shaw ruled out of 1st Test with ankle injury

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The untimely injury will severely affect India's plans ahead of the 1st Test which will be played on December 6 at Adelaide.

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New Delhi Updated on: November 30, 2018 21:43 IST
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India vs Australia: Prithvi Shaw ruled out of 1st Test due to ankle injury

The BCCI has confirmed that youngster Prithvi Shaw has been ruled out of the 1st Test in Adelaide after suffering an injuring during the third day of the practice match between India and Cricket Australia XI. 

The BCCI released an official statement on Shaw's injury. 

"Opening batsman Prithvi Shaw suffered a left ankle injury while attempting a catch at the boundary ropes in the tour game against CA XI at The Sydney Cricket Ground."

 "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."

It is learnt that while Shaw was fielding at deep mid-wicket fence, he caught CA XI opener Max Bryant just inside the rope and fell over while trying to keep the ball in play. During the momentum, Shaw twisted his left ankle while landing. The youngster appeared in a lot of pain. 

India physio Patrick Farhart rushed in to attend to him. Shaw was unable to put any pressure on his left leg and was eventually carried off the field. The BCCI later confirmed that he was taken to the hospital for scans. 

The untimely injury will severely affect India's plans ahead of the 1st Test which will be played on December 6 at Adelaide. 

He was expected to open the batting for India in the first Test next Thursday against Australia at Adelaide. He top-scored with 66 in India's innings against the Cricket Australia XI on Thursday.

Shaw scored a century on Test debut last month and scored 237 runs overall in the two test matches that he played against the West Indies.

The youngster was once again in the limelight after he scored a gritty half-century during the tour match against CA XI. Shaw along with four other batsmen - Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari, notched up their half-centuries. 

With Shaw out of the Adelaide Test, India will have to call up backup opener Mayank Agarwal, who was picked in for the Tests against Windies, or Shikhar Dhawan, who was dropped from the Test squad after a poor show in England. 

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