India added Suryakumar Yadav and Prithvi Shaw to their Test squad for English series, after injuries to Shubman Gill, Washington Sundar and Avesh Khan.
Both Suryakumar and Shaw are currently in Sri Lanka and are taking part in the T20I series of three matches against the host. They will soon board the flight to London and then undergo a mandatory quarantine period for a week before joining their teammates.
‘The everyday Washington Sundar took an injection on his right finger. However, his recovery will take longer than expected, and he is not bowling-fit. He is excluded from the rest of the tour.
Fast bowler Avesh Khan suffered a blow to his left thumb on Day 1 of the warm-up game. He was taken for an X-ray and the result confirmed a fracture. A specialist was consulted for further treatment of his injury. He is excluded from India’s Tour of England.
Starting batsman Shubman Gill suffered a developing stress reaction on his left lower leg (shin bone) during the final of the World Test Championship. This was confirmed by an MRI scan. He is excluded from the tour and is back in India. “ the India Cricket Management Board (BCCI) said in a press release.
In better news for India, the batsman of the wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant who recently recovered from Covid-19, and has started training for the upcoming Test series.
The release of the BCCI also confirmed the bowling coach Bharat Arun, paaltjiewagter Wriddhiman Saha and right-handed batsman Abhimanyu Easwaran completed their self-isolation in London and joined the Indian team in Durham.
India’s Test Group for English Series:
Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Mohmed Shami, , Shardul, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Abhimanyu Easwaran, Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav
Assistant players: Prasidh Krishna, Arzan Nagwaswalla