India suffered a serious injury blow ahead of their first Test against Australia after opener Prithvi Shaw suffered an ankle injury on day three of team’s tour match against Cricket Australia XI in Sydney.
Shaw rolled his left ankle while attempting a catch on the deep mid-wicket boundary. The 19-year-old took the catch off CA XI opener Max Bryant but landed awkwardly with his left ankle bending 90-degrees inwards underneath him, and he tumbled to the ground and over the rope.
The six took Bryant to his half-century, but the focus was on Shaw when he immediately grabbed his left ankle as team medical stuff from both sides rushed to the aid of the young batsman.
He was then chaired off the field by India physiotherapist Patrick Farhart and a support staff member into the SCG’s away team dressing room as the tour match resumed.
Shaw left the venue via a motorized stretcher, with captain Virat Kohli rushing from the field to check on his welfare. The BCCI has updated that Shaw was taken to a local hospital for scans.
Update: The medical team is assessing Prithvi Shaw at the moment. He hurt his left ankle while attempting to take a catch at the boundary ropes. Shaw is being taken to the hospital for scans #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/PVyCHBO98e
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 30, 2018
Shaw, who made a Test century on debut last month against the West Indies, struck a sublime 66 from 69 balls on day two.