Team India is likely face a severe setback tomorrow at the second Teast match in Australia in Perth, as two crucial players are dropped from the team, due to injuries. Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin had suffered a left-side abdominal strain, while batsman Rohit Sharma jarred his back in the f ield during the first Test.
Moreover, opener Prithvi Shaw is yet to recover from an ankle injury. With the trio unavailable for selection, India included Hanuma Vihari, Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, in a 13-man squad announced on eve of the second Test.
Prithvi Shaw is recovering well from his left ankle injury but still undergoing treatment. R Ashwin has a left-sided abdominal strain. He is receiving treatment at the moment.
Rohit Sharma jarred his lower back while fielding in the 1st Test at Adelaide. He is undergoing treatment. He too is ruled out of the second Test. BCCI said in a statement that the team management is closely monitoring these players and a call on their availability for the third Test will be taken at an appropriate time.
Ashwin’s unavailability is seen as a big loss as he had taken a six-wicket haul at Adelaide to help India record their first win in a series opener in Australia.