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Prithvi Shaw ruled out of Test series against Australia, Mayank Agarwal called in as replacement

17 December, 2018 12:32 PM
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Prithvi Shaw ruled out of Test series against Australia, Mayank Agarwal called in as replacement

Shaw was expected to open the innings for the visitors in the upcoming clashes following a poor performance by regular openers Murali Vijay and KL Rahul in the first two Tests.

Indian opener Prithvi Shaw who had missed the first two Tests against Australia after sustaining an ankle injury during a tour game, has been ruled out of the rest of the series. Mayank Agarwal has been called in as his replacement.

Shaw was expected to open the innings for the visitors in the upcoming clashes following a poor performance by regular openers Murali Vijay and KL Rahul in the first Two tests.

Legendary Australian skipper Ricky Ponting had earlier also expressed his belief that veteran opener Murali Vijay should make way for Prithvi Shaw at the top of the order in the Boxing Day Test.

"I think it's got to be Murali Vijay who goes," he told cricket.com.au.

"It was probably a bit of a bat-off coming into the series between those two."

"I saw him (Shaw) out in the outfield today hitting a few balls, starting to look like he's getting around a bit better and with 10 days to go before the next Test you'd think he'll come back in."

All-rounder Hardik Pandya is further expected to be a part of the Indian squad for the remaining two Test matches.

Source: zeenews.india.com

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