Spin wizard Ravichandran Ashwin and batsman Rohit Sharma have been ruled out of the second Test against Australia due to injuries. The second Test match of the four-match series between India and Australia will be played at the brand new stadium in Perth.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said in a statement on Thursday: “Ashwin has a left-sided abdominal strain. He is receiving treatment at the moment. He has been ruled out of the second Test.”

BCCI also said Rohit Sharma suffered an injury during the first Test and would not feature in the second Test match against Oz team.

“Rohit Sharma jarred his lower back while fielding in the first Test at Adelaide. He is undergoing treatment. He too is ruled out of the second Test,” said the statement.

Teenage prodigy Prithvi Shaw, who suffered an injury during India’s practice match against Cricket Australia XI (CA XI), has also been ruled out of the second Test as he is undergoing treatment.Prithvi Shaw, who suffered an injury during India’s practice match against Cricket Australia XI (CA XI), has also been ruled out of the second Test as he is undergoing treatment. Prithvi Shaw also did not play the first Test that India won by 31 runs at Adelaide Oval stadium due to his ankle injury.

With the 31-run win over Australia in the series opener, India have taken a lead of 1-0 in the ongoing Test series.

Meanwhile, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, pacer Umesh Yadav and rookie batsman Hanuma Vihari have been included in India’s 23-man squad for the second Test in Perth.

 

Squad: Virat Kohli (C), M Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (VC), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav.