C Shubman Gilpossible removal from the first test against England due to injury, the leadership of the Indian team may include Hanuma Vihari and KL Rahul in the setting.
Gil, who competed in the 11th World Cup final against New Zealand, reportedly suffered the injury before it worsened. In the absence of the young man at the top, Rohit Sharma can open the inning with Vihari against hosts England, with Rahul fighting for a place in the middle row.
Whirlwinds may be added to the opening batch including Rohit, Mayank Agarwal and Abhimanyu Iswaran. “Rahul’s game against the new ball has not been up to standard in the last year. It can be a very good option in order. Vihari has shown that he has the ability to play the new ball, “a source familiar with the events told The Times of India.
Gil’s unfortunate injury also opens the door for Agarwal, who hasn’t been on the line lately. The Karnataka batman was not included in India’s 15-man squad for the WTC final in Southampton last month.
“Schubman is very upset at the moment. The injury looks bad. BCCI teamed up with the best professionals to treat Schubman in England. While the team’s management wants him to recover in time for the series, this seems unrealistic. It remains to be seen whether he needs surgery, “the source said.
After an eight-wicket defeat against New Zealand in the WTC final, the Indian wad will look used to the conditions before the English challenge. Collie’s men are currently on a 20-day break before a series of five tests against England begin on August 4.
The team will meet in Durham on July 14, where players will begin preparations for the England series. On the other hand, India’s limited countries must take over Sri Lanka in three ODIs and as many T20Is as of July 13. Rahul Dravid traveled with the country as a coach while opening Shikhar Davan is set to take charge.