"Ravindra Jadeja has suffered a dislocation and fracture on his left thumb. It will be very difficult for him to wear those gloves and bat," a senior BCCI official said
On Saturday, India was bundled out for 36 in the second innings of the pink-ball Test and Australia was given a mediocre target of 90 runs. Australia chased down the total comfortably inside 21 overs with eight wickets in hand.
It is understood that young Shubman Gill, after a couple of impressive knocks in the warm-up games, is seen as a replacement of Shaw as senior star Rohit Sharma will not be available until the third Test match in Sydney.
India's playing XI: Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Shami, and Jasprit Bumrah.
'The start of the series is important and we have to do well in Adelaide'
While Pant was given the role of wicketkeeping, Saha was seen fielding. However, that may not indicate what it would be in the Test series.
But their replacements Jason Holder, Kane Williamson made up for the loss with some good performances. However, ahead of next year’s Indian Premier League, there will be a bigger pool of players' in auction
Skipper David Warner (81 not out off 57) and Wriddhiman Saha (58 not out off 44) lit up the last league game of the tournament with an unbeaten 151-run opening stand to chase down the 150-run target
Saha had picked up the niggle during his match-winning innings of 87 off 45 balls against Delhi Capitals on Tuesday and didn't keep wickets with substitute Shreevats Goswami replacing him.
In response to 219/2 wickets, DC were blown away for 131 and succumbed to their third consecutive defeat of the season
He was given ample chances in the recent past which he squandered, losing his place to KL Rahul behind the stumps. However, Indian batting coach Sanjay Bangar still feels the young Pant is the right option.
'Wriddhiman Saha is up there with Tim Paine as classical glovemen of the world’
South Africa were bundled out for mere 162 in their first innings in response to India's 497/9 declared and skipper Virat Kohli enforced the follow-on for the eighth time in his career.