In a big blow for the Indian Cricket team, India’s teen young sensation Prithvi Shaw suffered a major ankle injury during 3rd day’s play of Warm Up match against Cricket Australia XI played at Sydney Cricket Ground, SCG and also has been ruled out of the first test match against Australia to be played from 6th December at Adelaide Oval.
The incident took place when in the 15th over as Max Bryant hit a big shot off Ravichandran Ashwin bowling and Shaw attempted a catch and his ankle twisted which left the Indian players worried. Shaw held his ankle immediately and Indian physio and staff went to him and helped him.
Shaw’s injury in the warm-up match has ruled him out of the first test match to be played at Adelaide Oval from 6th December in much awaited four match test series against Australia. It is a major blow for the Indian test team as Shaw performed well during the warm-up scoring quickfire 66 runs.
The scan revealed a lateral ligament tear as Indian opener Prithvi Shaw has been ruled out of the first test match at Adelaide. “ He will undergo intense rehabilitation programme to hasten fitness and be available for selection for following matches,” says BCCI.
Shaw made his test debut during the home test series against West Indies and scored 237 runs in 2 matches (3 innings) and was named as man of the series for aggressive batting. Shaw will be a big miss for team India as he would open the innings and play an opening test match at Adelaide Oval.
With Shaw ruled out of the first test match, it will be now interesting who will India open the innings with during first test match.
Shaw aggressive intent and ability to put pressure on the opposition bowlers would have been a serious threat to Australian bowling line up. India and Australia play in much anticipated 4 match test series from 6th December 2018.