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Prithvi Shaw ruled out of India vs Australia Test series, this Karnataka batsman to replace him

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 17 December 2018, 06:45 PM
Prithvi Shaw
Prithvi Shaw

Indian opener Prithvi Shaw has been ruled out of the remainder of India versus Australia Test series. Karnataka batsman Mayank Agarwal has been called up as his replacement. Shaw was earlier ruled out of the first and second Tests against Australia after suffering an ankle injury while attempting to take a catch on day 3 at the Sydney Cricket Ground during a practice match.

Shaw suffered the injury while attempting to take a catch of Cricket Australia XI batsman Max Bryant but landed awkwardly on his left ankle as he tumbled to the ground and rolled over the ropes. Immediately, Shaw grabbed his left ankle as medical staff attended to the 19-year-old youngster.

The 19-year-old from Mumbai who had scored a century on debut against the West Indies in October. Shaw had won the man-of-the-series award for his 134 on Test debut against the West Indies. He became the youngest Indian to score a century on Test debut - followed by 70 and 33. The teenager was supposed to open the innings with either KL Rahul or Murali Vijay in the opening Test. 

After he was ruled out, Rahul and Vijay formed the opening partnership. While Rahul scored 2 and 44, Vijay managed 11 and 18. India won the first Test by 31 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the four-Test series. 

Agarwal was selected for the two-Test series against West Indies at home but was picked in the playing XI.

First Published: Monday, December 17, 2018 05:42 PM
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