The BCCI made a big announcement on Monday, putting an end to all possibilities. Injured Shubman Gill, Avesh Khan and Washington Sundar were officially ruled out of the England tour today along with their replacements. Prithvi Sau and Suryakumar Yadav have been rewarded for the best form. As replacements, both the batsmen will travel to England for the Test series against England next month.
Shubman has already returned home
The BCCI issued a statement saying, ‘All-rounder Washington has been injected. However, his recovery is taking longer than expected due to which he has been ruled out of the tour. Fast bowler Avesh suffered a thumb injury on the first day of the practice match. He was taken for X-ray which showed fracture. Experts have been consulted for his injury and he has been ruled out of the England tour.
Abhimanyu Easwaran included in the main team
“Opener Shubman suffered a leg injury during the final match of the World Test Championship,” the statement said. He is out of the tour and has returned to India. The All India Senior Selection Committee has selected Shaw and Suryakumar as replacements. The selection panel has moved opener Abhimanyu Easwaran, who went on tour as a standby, to the main team. The first match of the five-match Test series between India and England will be played in Nottingham on August 4.
Indian team is as follows
Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane (vc), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj , Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Lokesh Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Abhimanyu Easwaran, Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav.
Standby players: M. Pranandesh Krishna and Arjan Nagvaswala.