Prithvi Shaw out of 1st test for India with ankle injury
Sydney: Teenage star Prithvi Shaw will miss the first test against Australia after sustaining a serious ankle injury while fielding for India against a Cricket Australia XI at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.
Shaw was in pain and immediately grabbed his lower left leg after attempting to take a catch on the boundary. The 19-year-old was assisted off the ground by two India officials and later taken to hospital for treatment.
A statement from the Board of Control for Cricket in India said scans showed Shaw had ligament damage which will prevent him playing in the first test which starts at Adelaide next Thursday.
"Shaw underwent scans this morning and the reports revealed a lateral ligament injury," the statement said. "Shaw will be unavailable for the first test against Australia in Adelaide.
"He will undergo an intensive rehabilitation program to hasten the recovery."
Shaw was a certainty to open the batting in the first match of the four-test series. He top-scored with 66 in India's innings against the Cricket Australia XI on Thursday.
Shaw scored a century on test debut last month and scored 237 runs overall in the two test matches that he played against the West Indies.