Young Prithvi Shaw will not play the first Test against Australia in Adelaide due to an ankle injury. Shaw might be ruled out of India vs Australia series if he is not able to recover in time.
The 19-year-old batsman injured his ankle while fielding on the deep mid-wicket on the third day of the practice match being played against Cricket Australia XI. Max Bryant of Australia XI hit a ball off Umesh Yadav when Pritvi standing on the fence caught the ball, Shaw twisted his ankle while landing and was in lot of pain. He was carried off the field by Indian physio Patrick Farhart and taken to the nearest hospital for scans.
After the injury of Prithvi Shaw it means that Murali Vijay and KL Rahul have sealed a place for themselves in the first Test against Australia.
India and Australia will play a four-match Test series starting from December 6. The first match will be played in Adelaide Oval where Tim Paine will lead the Australian side in absence of Steve Smith and Virat Kohli will captain the Indian side.
Earlier this month India and Australia played a three-match T20I series which was levelled at 1-1. Australia won the first match of the series by 4 runs (DLS method), second match was abondoned due to rain and the final match was clinched by India by six wickets. Virat Kohli played a match-winning knock in the third match, where he scored 64 runs off 41 balls.