Prithvi, Ashwin, Rohit ruled out of Perth Test

Perth: Prithvi Shaw, Ravichandran Ashwin and Rohit Sharma have been ruled out from the second Test of the ongoing four-match series against Australia due to injuries.

Shaw, who is recovering well from his left ankle injury, is still undergoing treatment. He had struck a fluent 66-runs during the warm-up game against Cricket Australia XI.

Ashwin, on the other hand, sustained a left-sided abdominal strain, while the Hitman jarred his lower back when he was fielding in the opening Test at the Adelaide Oval. Both the spinner and the middle-order batsman are receiving treatment and have been ruled out.

Rohit had scored 37 and one in the first Test while Ashwin scalped three wickets each in the first and second innings as India clinched a 31-run victory.

Following is the 13-member 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

India, with a lead of 1-0, will lock horns against Australia in their second Test from December 14-18 at Perth.