Indian Team All-rounder Washington Sundar and seamer Avesh Khan have joined opener Shubman Gill in the rundown of players who have been precluded for the five-Test series among England and India beginning August 4.
According to TOI, Both Sundar and Khan have been precluded because of finger wounds. Sundar has a finger injury, the subtleties of which are yet to be found out, while Khan has cracked his finger. The two cricketers won’t be accessible on the visit any further.
Gill had been precluded fourteen days prior because of shin supports and has effectively gotten back.
Sundar and Khan played for the Combined County XI against the Indian group in the warm-up game in Durham. TOI comprehends that the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) addressed the BCCI about their failure to set up a crew of 11 players, following which the Indian board consented to the plan of two India players playing for the joined area group.
It is currently to be seen what BCCI will do post these wounds. The Board had said an all out “no” for a substitution looked for by the group post Gill’s physical issue.
Presently, with Khan – a decent quick bowling prospect, and Sundar – a sprouting all-rounder who’s shown the talent for some genuine batting in Test cricket, both being precluded, the selectors should get into a group and chalk the way forward.
The 24-part crew set to England is presently down to 21 and those following advancements quoted-
“with Covid numbers rising, who knows what’s in store?”
Should any individual from the group test positive – whether or not he ends up being asymptomatic or something else – the player and those he interacted with should be isolated, similar to it occurred on account of wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant.
Young Wicketkeeper joined the group in Durham on Wednesday subsequent to completing his isolation in London.
“He was asymptomatic and absolutely fine. But the protocols are very clear. So, what happens if a scenario like England (players testing positive during series against Sri-Lanka)repeats itself in the Team India camp? Where does the team get replacements from?”
The BCCI should move quickly on the off chance that they start pondering whether these substitutions must be sent. Anything they choose will ultimately affect the crew that is playing the white-ball series in Sri Lanka right now.