BCCI added Vihari and Jadeja for Rohit and Ashwin replacement in the 13-Men squad for the test
The Indian side will miss R Ashwin and Rohit Sharma in second Test against Australia at Perth which is starting tomorrow. Rohit Sharma hurt himself as he injured his back on the 5th day of Adelaide Test. Ashwin is suffering from Abdominal strain. Earlier, India already missed Prithvi Shaw who gets injured in the warm-up game before the first test. Shaw is recovering from his left ankle injury.
BCCI released a statement on the injury of both players including the injury recovery update of opener Prithvi Shaw.
BCCI in statement
“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.”
Ashwin was the hero of the Adelaide Test win as he had taken six wickets. Rohit was also expected to play in the eleven in Perth Test. He scored 37 and 1 in the Adelaide Test. India has given preference on Jadeja over Kuldeep in
BCCI has shortlisted the 13-Man squad for Perth Test. Jadeja and Hanuma Vihari are the replacement of Ashwin and Rohit respectively.
Looking to the pitch, India can play with four pacers in Perth Test. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be likely seen in the playing X1. In the absence of Shaw, Murli Vijay will get another chance after the failure in Adelaide.
India won the Adelaide test by 31 runs and they are leading in the series by 1-0 in 4-Test match series.