Mumbai, Jul 26 (UNI) Indian cricket team on Monday added Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav to their squad for the upcoming five-match series against England following injuries to Shubman Gill, Washington Sundar and Avesh Khan.
Shubman Gill suffered a “stress reaction on his left lower leg” after the ICC World Test Championship Final 2021 against New Zealand. Initially, he was likely to miss the first Test against England, but Gill has now returned home to India, meaning he will not take any part in the Test series.
Washington Sundar injured his right-hand bowling finger during the three-day warm-up game against County XI – he has been ruled out for the remainder of the tour, with his recovery taking longer than expected.
Avesh Khan, the young pacer, also sustained an injury during the warm-up match – a blow to his left thumb that led to a fracture. He is also ruled out of the tour, and will return to India.
According to BCCI press release, the wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant, who recently recovered from Covid-19, “has begun preparations for the upcoming Test series.”
The release also confirmed that “Bowling coach B Arun, Wriddhiman Saha and Abhimanyu Easwaran have completed their self-isolation in London” and joined the team in India.
This will be India’s first series since the ICC World Test Championship 2021 Final against New Zealand, which they lost by eight wickets to New Zealand.
India’s series against England will begin with the first of five Tests in Nottingham on August 4.