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Prithvi Shaw ruled out of Australia Tests, Mayank Agarwal named replacement

India opener Prithvi Shaw has been ruled out of the remainder of the Test series against Australia after failing to recover from the ankle injury he picked during the warm-up match on tour.

Although Shaw was expected to be fit for the Boxing Day Test at the MCG, the BCCI has confirmed that the youngster will return home.

Mayank Agarwal will replace the injured opener in the Test squad. This will be second time Agarwal is part of the Indian Test squad after being picked in the 15-member squad for home series against West Indies earlier this year, and will be a strong contender for one of the opening slots because of the poor form of M Vijay and KL Rahul.

Meanwhile, allrounder Hardik Pandya has also be declared fit and will join the Indian team ahead of the showdown at MCG. Hardik has been out of action since picking up a back injury during the Asia Cup in September.