ENGvsIND 2021: 3 Possible Replacements that can be sent to England after injuries to Sundar, Gill and Avesh.
ENGvsIND 2021: Yet another time, team India has been hit hard by the blows as three players from the Indian contingent have suffered injuries and due to which all of them have been ruled out of the entire England test series.
The England vs India five matches Test series will begin on 4th August at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
Earlier, opener Shubman Gill triggered his shin stress injury which required at least six to eight weeks of time to recover. While pacer Avesh Khan and Washington Sundar both have been ruled out due to finger injuries during the three days warm-up matches against County Select XI.
Both Khan and Sundar played for County Select XI due to a lack of sufficient players in the team and ended up injuring themselves.
Now the 24-men Indian test squad has been reduced to 21-men and the Indian board is contemplating sending a couple of replacements.
It is noteworthy that the BCCI rejected management’s plea asking for backup openers as Shubman Gill was injured.
Young Opener Prithvi Shaw can cover up the void created by Shubman Gill while Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Deepak Chahar can step forward in place of Avesh Khan and Washington Sundar.
ENGvsIND 2021: 3 Possible Replacements That Can Be Sent To England After Injuries To Sundar, Gill And Avesh.
Although Khan and Sundar’s absence will not immediately impact the team combination, however, if any further injury arises in the squad, then India will be in huge trouble.
Both Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Deepak Chahar are swing bowlers and can exploit the conditions to bring the best from the surface.
However, the last call will remain in the hands of BCCI as there are a couple of challenges in sending the replacements, one of the major issues is the travel restrictions.
BCCI official earlier informed that “We will see if replacements are needed to be sent to England immediately. There are many factors that need to be taken into consideration. Travel restrictions is one such thing. If players are indeed sent then it will be from the batch that is in Sri Lanka at the moment.”
Moreover, island nation Sri Lanka is on the red list of the UK government due to covid surge.
“Sri Lanka is also on the ‘Red List’ for the UK government. The board is figuring out logistical challenges before taking a call. A bubble-to-bubble transfer isn’t possible. Selectors will decide how many players are needed to be sent if the need arises. If Sri Lanka is moved to the ‘Amber List’ next week, then things will get easier,” the BCCI official concluded.