Shaw out of first Take a look at with ankle damage

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30 Nov 2018, 10:38 IST

(Eds: Updating with BCCI assertion on Shaw)

Sydney, Nov 30 (PTI) Indian opener Prithvi Shaw was Friday dominated out of the primary Take a look at in opposition to Australia after struggling an ankle damage in the course of the ongoing tour sport in opposition to Cricket Australia XI right here.

His damage is an enormous setback for the guests because the 19-year-old was anticipated to open within the first Take a look at starting December 6 at Adelaide.

With Shaw unavailable, Okay L Rahul and Murali Vijay can be India’s openers within the first Take a look at. The BCCI didn’t title any alternative for the Mumbai teenager.

“Opening batsman Prithvi Shaw suffered a left ankle damage whereas trying a catch on the boundary ropes within the tour sport in opposition to CA XI at The Sydney Cricket Floor,” mentioned the BCCI in a press release.

“Shaw underwent scans this morning and the reviews revealed a lateral ligament damage. Shaw can be unavailable for the primary Take a look at in opposition to Australia. He’ll bear an intensive rehabilitation program to hasten the restoration and be accessible for choice on the earliest,” it added.

Shaw picked up the damage within the 15th over of Cricket Australia XI’s innings, when Max Bryant latched on to Ravichandran Ashwin’s supply and hit him for a six at midwicket.

Shaw managed to get below the ball and catch it, however spilled the possibility whereas tumbling over the ropes. Within the course of, he injured his ankle.

Shaw was visibly in ache and did not stand up instantly. He was carried off the sector by two members of the Indian assist workers with out placing any additional strain on his ankle.

Shaw had scored 100 on Take a look at debut within the dwelling collection in opposition to the West Indies final month, elevating expectations from the batting sensation forward of the Australia tour.

The collection in opposition to Australia will characteristic 4 Take a look at matches

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