INDIA TOUR OF AUSTRALIA, 2018-19
Cricbuzz Staff •
Prithvi Shaw had to be removed from the field during Day 3 of the India tour game at SCG. © Getty
India received a big scare of injuries before its series of four Tests against Australia, since Prithvi Shaw was expelled from Sydney Cricket Ground due to an alleged ankle injury during the third day of the game of the tour against Cricket Australia XI.
Shaw, who was in the deep near the window, caught CA XI's starter Max Xant just inside the rope and fell as he tried to keep the ball in play while the momentum took him further. Shaw twisted his left ankle while landing and seemed to feel a lot of pain when the physio of India Patrick Farhart rushed to badist him.
The first game of 19 years, unable to put pressure on his left leg, was removed from the field. BCCI later confirmed that he was taken to the hospital to be explored.
Update: the medical team is evaluating Prithvi Shaw at this time. He hurt his left ankle while trying to trap the border ropes. Shaw is being taken to the hospital to be scanned. #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/PVyCHBO98e
– BCCI (@BCCI) November 30, 2018
The premature injury, if serious, will seriously affect India's plans for the first test in Adelaide on December 6. Shaw, who scored a century in the debut in the test last month, shone again in the game of the tour with a windy 66 and was booked One of the two opening slots.
At the end of the second day of play in the tour game, hitting coach Sanjay Bangar had said that there was only one opening position available, which indicated that management would be thrown between KL Rahul and veteran Murali Vijay as the teammate. of Shaw.
If Shaw's injury requires replacement, India should call a backup opener. Mayank Agarwal, who was selected in the squad for the Windies tests, and Shikhar Dhawan, recently discarded, could be in line for a retreat.