Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav | BCCI confirmed Suryakumar Yadav and Prithvi Shaw going to England for test series India vs England
Suryakumar Yadav and Prithvi Shaw  |  Photo Credits: AP, File Image
India and England will meet in a five-Test series from August 4. However, before the start of the series, three India players – opener Shubman Gill, all-rounder Washington Sundar and net bowler Avesh – are battling injuries. In such a situation, there was discussion about the replacement of players for the last several days, which has finally been decided. The Senior Selection Committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has stamped the names of Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav. Both these players will go to England. Shaw and Suryakumar are currently on a tour of Sri Lanka, where the Indian team is playing the T20 series.
Gill, Sundar and Avesh out of tour
Shubman has a shin injury (front part of the leg below the knee), Sundar has a finger injury while Avesh has a fractured thumb. Let us tell you that Shubman started having trouble in the final of the World Test Championship against New Zealand, which gradually progressed. His injury was the first setback for the Indian team. At the same time, fast bowler Avesh suffered a left thumb injury on the first day of the practice match against County Select XI. Sundar also got injured in the practice match itself. The BCCI said in a statement issued on Monday that three players have been ruled out of the England tour.
Shaw-Suryakumar gave an effective performance
Let us tell you that the Indian team management had requested to send Prithvi Shaw or Devdutt Padikkal as cover at the earliest after Shubman’s injury. However, then any player was refused to be sent to England. But due to continuous injury to the players, the selectors were left with no other option but to send the players. Shaw made an impressive showing in the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka. He scored 105 runs. On the other hand, Suryakumar Yadav’s bat also ran fiercely. He was adjudged ‘Man of the Series’ by scoring 124 runs. He also hit a half-century in the first match of the T20 series. Shaw has played 5 Tests while Suryakumar has not debuted in the longest format of cricket.
India’s test team is as follows
India: Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane (vc), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), R.K. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Mohammad Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Abhimanyu Easwaran, Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav.
Standby Player: Famous Krishna, Arjan Nagwaswala
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