At the second test against Australia in Perth, team India suffered massive injury blows as spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and batsman Rohit Sharma have been ruled out. During the first test, Ashwin had suffered a left-side abdominal strain, while Rohit jarred his back in the field.
However, Opener Prithvi Shaw is yet to recover from an ankle injury. With the trio unavailable for selection, India included Hanma Vihari, Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav and Bhuneshwar Kumar in a 13 man squad announced on eve of the second.
A statement from the BCCI “ 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”
It added “ The team management is closely monitoring these players and a call on their availability for the will be taken at an appropriate time”
For the Test starts, Friday India named 13 players who are in a team.
India 13-man squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), M Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav.