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Rohit Sharma should open the batting for India in 1st Test: Former England captain

Prithvi Shaw will not be part of the Indian cricket team for the opening Test of the four-match series against Australia after being ruled out due to an injury. The young Indian wicketkeeper-batman injured his ankle while trying to take a catch against Cricket Australia XI in a warm-up match on Friday.

Former England captain Michael Vaughan rued the injury to Prithvi Shaw and said that he would pick ODI batting star Rohit Sharma “at the top of the order” to replace the injured 19-year-old.

The first Test between India and Australia begins on December 6 (Thursday) at the Adelaide Oval. Prithvi Shaw, while attempting to catch a big hit from opener Max Bryant, landed awkwardly with his left ankle bending 90-degrees inwards underneath him.

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