Washington Sundar, Shubman Gill, Avesh Khan Ruled Out Of 5-Match England Test Series
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Washington Sundar, Shubman Gill, Avesh Khan Ruled Out Of 5-Match England Test Series

Washington Sundar
India debutant Washington Sundar celebrates his half century during day three of the 4th Test Match in the series between Australia and India at The Gabba on January 17, 2021 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Albert Perez - CA/Cricket Australia via Getty Images)

Washington Sundar, Shubman Gill, and Avesh Khan have been ruled out from the ongoing tour after suffering injuries. The Test series is due to start on August 4. While Shubman Gill was ruled out due to shin splints suffered during the World Test Championship final against New Zealand, Avesh Khan dislocated a thumb during the warm-up game against County XI while Washington Sundar aggravated his finger injury.

Washington Sundar, the all-rounder had taken an injection on his right-hand bowling finger. However, his recovery will take longer than expected and he is not bowling-fit. He is ruled out for the remainder of the tour.

Washington Sundar, Avesh Khan & Shubman Gill | Getty
Washington Sundar, Avesh Khan & Shubman Gill | Getty

Washington Sundar, Avesh Khan, And Shubman Gill Is Ruled Out Of England Tour

Fast bowler Avesh Khan suffered a blow to his left thumb on Day 1 of the warm-up game between Select County XI and India. He was taken for an X-Ray and the result confirmed a fracture. A specialist was consulted for further management of his injury. He is ruled out of India’s Tour of England.

Shubman Gill Photo Credit: (BCCI)
Shubman Gill Photo Credit: (BCCI)

Opening batsman Shubman Gill sustained a developing stress reaction on his left lower leg (shin) during the World Test Championship final which was won by New Zealand. This was confirmed via an MRI scan. He is ruled out of the tour and has returned back to India.

Rishabh Pant Recovered From Covid-19 While Prithvi Shaw And Suryakumar Yadav Has Been Named As Replacements

Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has recovered from COVID-19 with two negative RT-PCR tests. He has begun his preparations for the upcoming Test series after clearance from the BCCI Medical Team. Bowling coach Bharat Arun, Wriddhiman Saha, and Abhimanyu Easwaran have completed their self-isolation in London and have now joined Team India in Durham.

The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav as replacements.

Wriddhiman Saha and Rishabh Pant | Source: Twitter
Wriddhiman Saha and Rishabh Pant | Source: Twitter

It is understood that Prithvi Shaw’s form has impressed the team management and Mayank Agarwal’s current rhythm isn’t the greatest. However, with quarantine rules in place, it is not clear if Suryakumar Yadav and Prithvi Shaw can make it in time for the first Test after completing their hard quarantine.

It could not be confirmed when Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav will link up with the squad in England – a BCCI statement on Monday didn’t provide details either – or if they would be available for the final two matches of the T20I series in Sri Lanka which ends on July 29.
While Shubman Gill and Washington Sundar were part of the 20-member India squad announced in May for the World Test Championship final and the England series, Avesh Khan was part of the four standbys. All three players have sustained injuries serious enough to be ruled out of the five-Test series starting on August 4.

India’s squad: Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Md. Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Abhimanyu Easwaran, Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav

Standby players: Prasidh Krishna, Arzan Nagwaswalla

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