India vs Cricket Australia XI: Not KL Rahul, but Twitterati want Rohit Sharma to open the batting in the first Test against Australia at Adelaide after Prithvi Shaw picked up an injury during the tour game against Cricket Australia XI. Rohit is in ominous form, but in limited overs cricket and has never opened the batting for India in Tests. Netizens still want Rohit to open along with Murali Vijay. Here is how Twitter posed their request after Shaw’s injury. Also Read - IPL 2020 Points Table Latest Update After RR vs MI, Match 45: Rajasthan Royals Beat Mumbai Indians to Keep Playoff Hopes Alive, CSK Eliminated; Virat Kohli Zooms to 3rd Spot in Orange Cap Tally
Meanwhile, Shaw picked up the injury while taking a catch during the third day of the practice game against Cricket Australia XI. He took the catch but twisted his left ankle and was immediately rushed to the hospital where scans were conducted and he came out in crutches which revealed a sad tale. BCCI later confirmed he would be unavailable for the first Test as he will undergo rehabilitation.
Shaw was in ominous form, a day back, he slammed a blistering 69-ball 66 against Cricket Australia XI, his innings was studded with 11 fours and he timed the ball beautifully apart from giving us a glimpse of his solid backfoot play, where he was not shy to take on the short-pitched stuff at SCG.
At stumps on Day 3, Cricket Australia XI have their noses in front as they trail by two runs with four wickets in hand. India will look to get another hit on the final day of the tour game, which will help them get ready for the first Test against Australia at Adelaide.