Indian opening batsman Shubman Gill, who had a fantastic start to his Test career against Australia and maintained his place at the top of the league table, could miss the first few Test matches of the upcoming five-match series against England. from 4 August.
In the first Test, which is played at Nottingham, Shubman Gill may not be able to step out to bat with Rohit Sharma, as the young Indian opening batsman is injured and is virtually excluded from the first few Tests, even if it was not all five. -test not series, against England.
Gill recently opened the innings for India in the final of the World Cup against New Zealand, scoring just 36 runs and continuing his lukewarm run that started at home with the English Test series, where he scored just one half-century in 7 overs. of four tests.
Shubman Gill is expected to be out of action for a long time
A Cricbuzz report says the exact nature of his injury is not known, but it is likely the 21-year-old suffered an internal injury, which has now worsened and will keep him out of action. Reports have versions ranging from calf, shin injury and thigh muscle damage, but what is certain is that the problem is of the nature that will last him a long time.
It has also been reported that Gill will not be flying back to India and staying at the tour party as there is hope that he will be fit for the later part of the Test series and the business plan will get somewhere during the Test series. , which only ends on 14 September after two and a half months.
Team India has the option to raise either Mayank Agarwal or KL Rahul as the first opening batsman for Rohit Sharma. The team travels to Durham in a few weeks for a pre-league match and a few matches within the group – the reporting day for the players, which is a break after the WTC final, is 14 July.
The BCCI has asked for practice matches against counties of the English and Welsh Cricket Board (ECB), but so far there has been no news of any development.