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India vs Australia: Prithvi Shaw ruled out of series; Hardik Pandya to join Virat Kohli and Co

Mayank Agarwal has been called up as a replacement for Prithvi Shaw for the remaining of Test series against Australia.

India vs Australia: Prithvi Shaw ruled out of series; Hardik Pandya to join Virat Kohli and Co

Teenage prodigy Prithvi Shaw was ruled out of the remaining Australia-India Test series on Monday.

The national selectors have called up Mayank Agarwal as Shaw's replacement for the remaining two matches.

File image of Prithvi Shaw. AP

File image of Prithvi Shaw. AP

Shaw, who scored a century on debut against Windies, was expected to open for India in Australia series but was forced to miss the first two matches due to an ankle injury.

The 19-year-old suffered the injury in the warm-up match against Cricket Australia XI ahead of the start of the series. The Mumbai cricketer rolled his left ankle when taking a catch on the deep mid-wicket boundary and tumbled over the rope.

He was seen jogging around the sidelines on the last day of the first Test at Adelaide, however, he wasn't included in the second Test in order to give him more time to get ready for the Boxing Day Test at Melbourne.

Mayank received his first Test call-up during the Windies tour at home but failed to get any game time. With Murali Vijay and KL Rahul both struggling to score runs, Mayank may get a chance in the upcoming two matches.

Meanwhile, all-rounder Hardik Pandya will be travelling to Australia too to join the team.

Pandya, who suffered a back injury during Asia Cup, recently played his first match since the ODI tournament, in Ranji Trophy. Playing for Baroda against Mumbai, Pandya took seven wickets including a five-for and played a knock of 73 off 137 balls.

India’s squad for the 3rd and 4th Test against Australia: Virat Kohli (captain), M Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Parthiv Patel (wicket-keeper), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, Mayank Agarwal

Updated Date: December 17, 2018 18:30:54 IST

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