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, 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.
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.
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.
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