Prithvi Shaw, the opening batsman, is not participating in the first test against Australia due to injury. The ankle of Shaw is injured while he was playing against Australia XI. The test will start on 6th December and Shaw will not be a part of the team. Shaw was injured while taking a catch and got stuck in the rope of the boundary. During scans, it was found that the injury is related to ligament so the player will go under rehabilitation program so that he becomes available for the second test.
Ravichandran Ashwin was bowling against Australia XI and Max Bryant, the batsman, hit a six and Shaw tried to catch the ball but caught up in the rope and missed it. In the same event, he got injured. He was unable to move due to the injury and so was carried to the pavilion to check the injury. Later Shaw was taken to hospital and the scans showed the ligament injury. Ligament injury takes four to twelve weeks to recover. The recovering also depends on the severity of the injury. Shaw was in good form and this injury is a loss for him too as he will not be able to play the first test.
Previously, Shaw played a good innings in his debut match against West Indies and scored 134 runs with 11 fours. In the second test, he scored 70 runs and was not out. Prithvi Shaw is also the captain of under-19 team.