India vs Australia: Shaw injures ankle, ruled out of first Test

Indian batsman Prithvi Shaw has been ruled out of the first Test against Australia after suffering an ankle injury in the ongoing practice match against Cricket Australia XI on Friday.

Prtihvi Shaw is carried off the pitch by Indian physio team after he injured his ankle during the ongoing practice match between India and Cricket Australia XI.

Indian opener Prithvi Shaw has been ruled out of the opening India vs Australia Test match in Adelaide after suffering a left ankle injury while attempting a catch at the boundary ropes in the tour game against CA XI at The Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.

Shaw underwent scans and the reports revealed a lateral ligament injury. He will undergo an intensive rehabilitation program to hasten the recovery and be available for selection at the earliest.

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Shaw was fielding on the deep midwicket boundary and rolled his ankle while trying to take a catch. He immediately knew he was in trouble and clutched his ankle in pain as the Indian physio team rushed to him.

Prithvi Shaw rolled his ankle while attempting a catch during India's practice game against Cricket Australia XI on Friday.   -  AP

 

"The medical team is assessing Prithvi Shaw at the moment. "He hurt his left ankle while attempting to take a catch at the boundary ropes. Shaw is being taken to the hospital for scans," the BCCI had earlier said in a tweet.

The injury would come as a huge blow to the Indian team as Shaw has looked in fine form, having scored a classy 66 in the first innings of the ongoing practice match. Shaw's absence will add to India's opening woes with K. L. Rahul struggling to fire so far.