Prithvi Shaw ruled out of entire Australia tour

Youngster Prithvi Shaw, who injured himself, in a practice game before the first Test is now ruled out of the entire India vs Australia series.

Prithvi Shaw grimaces in pain after injuring his ankle in a practice game.   -  AP

India youngster Prithvi Shaw has been ruled out of entire Test series against Australia after failing to recover from an ankle injury.

Shaw had suffered a left ankle injury while attempting a catch in a practice game against Cricket Australia XI.

Karantaka opener Mayank Agarwal replaces him in the squad.

The 19-year-old from Mumbai had scored 66 in that game in Sydney.

“The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Mayank Agarwal as his replacement,” said a BCCI release.

With KL Rahul failing in two Tests, the team management may hand a Test debut to the 27-year-old Agarwal.

Rahul scored 2 and 44 in Adelaide but managed only 2 and 0 in Perth, where India is staring at a defeat.

Agarwal, who has played 46 first class games, scored 25 and 53 for his Ranji side against Gujarat in his last match.

The selectors have also added all-rounder Hardik Pandya to India’s squad for the third and fourth Test to be played in Melbourne and Sydney, respectively.

The third Test is scheduled to begin in Melbourne from December 26.

India’s squad for the third and fourth Test against Australia

Virat Kohli (captain), M Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Parthiv Patel (wicket-keeper), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya and Mayank Agarwal.


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