Team India, who are on tour to England under the leadership of Virat Kohli, is troubled by the injuries of the players. First opener Shubman Gill was injured and then Washington Sundar also suffered a finger injury. Also, Avesh Khan has been forced out from the ongoing tour due to a thumb injury during the warm-up game against County XI. In such a situation, the inform opener Prithvi Shaw and middle-order batsman Suryakumar Yadav have been called to England as replacements for these players.
Off-spinner Jayant Yadav was also supposed to go to England as a replacement for Washington, but it is learned that only Suryakumar and Prithvi will be sent for now. A senior official of the Board of Control for Cricket in India has confirmed this.
“Yes, Prithvi and Surya are flying to UK from Sri Lanka. Jayant was also supposed to go but there has been some change in plans due to quarantine requirements. Jayant is now not going. Both players will have a bubble to bubble transfer from Colombo to London. Whether they will fly in the middle of the T20 Internationals (Shaw and and Suryakumar are part of team in Sri Lanka) or post that is being worked out,” the senior official told PTI.
“But yes, they are our replacement players for Test series in England. They might just leave after the three T20 Internationals but we will get confirmation in another three days.”
Just for information, the five-match Test series between India and England is set to start from August 4. In such a situation, if Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav leave for England after the three-match T20 series against Sri Lanka, then it will be difficult for them to play in the first Test. However, looking at the form of both, it is believed that both the players can get a chance to play in the series.