Published: Thu, December 06, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

Prithvi Shaw out of 1st test for India with ankle injury

Prithvi Shaw out of 1st test for India with ankle injury

Kohli insisted Test cricket was the "most lovely format of the game" despite the razzmatazz and hype around the shorter formats. "Your first priority is to play for your country and then the riches will come automatically".

"At times when we get too emotional, we can lose our way a little bit". If you have the right Test at the right spot, day-night Test cricket is fantastic. "Harry played well against him yesterday, so we he gets home from the plane I will have a word with him".

Under current International Cricket Council rules, the visiting nation can reject the host nation's request when it comes to scheduling.

'You don't have to say anything to have mongrel' - Travis Head - ESPN
See Pics: Team India arrives in Adelaide for 1st Test, gets warm welcome from Bharat Army

Team India was given a warm welcome by Bharat Army.

"The way you buzz around the field, the way you cut down runs, the way you create pressure, you don't have to say anything to have mongrel".

While India didn't give on this occasion, Sri Lanka has agreed to play under lights in the Brisbane Test in February.

A statement from the Board of Control for Cricket in India said scans showed Shaw had ligament damage which will prevent him playing in the first test which starts at Adelaide next Thursday.

"The players didn't worry about the opposition too much, they just looked within and anxious about themselves".

It is hard to keep Virat Kohli out of the game. "Initially we conceded a few runs with the new ball and then we realised what lengths we had to bowl and what sort of fields we need", Ashwin said. "For Australia to win, who is going to fill those shoes?" asked Jones, who played 52 Tests and 164 ODIs. With former captain Steve Smith and David Warner sidelined due to their ball-tampering suspensions, Australia are much reduced from their 2015 vintage, however.

Central to that contest will be India's captain Virat Kohli, whom Head has seen up close as a team-mate in the IPL. "They have got some really good batsmen, they have got a very good all-round team", he said.

"In 1986, Australia were in a similar position when they toured India".

He appeared to roll his ankle as he caught a Max Bryant shot at deep mid-wicket, before falling to the ground in agony and inadvertently throwing the ball over the boundary. "So it'll be an exciting week, a challenging week facing them, but a couple of days of training and we'll be ready to go".

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