In addition to Indian captain Virat Kohli, who felt discomfort with his back to miss a practice game versus Select County XI, the three-day match for hamstring irritations also missed vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane of the Test team. Rahane is back in the test training session
India vs England: Ajinkya Rahane back in the training session, chances of playing 1st Test increases
However the 33-year-old really seemed to show signs of recovery whereas, at the beginning of August 4, he and his members of the team resumed the practice ahead of the five-game Test series against England.
Rahane is an important component of the squad, not just in aspects of batting but also in terms of leadership. He is a pretty stable and efficient defender, as well as a very excellent player, particularly away from the home, as his record suggests.
The squad decided not to risk worsening the injury anymore, so he was given an injection to relieve the discomfort and swelling he was experiencing during the practice match in Durham. The Indian side, on the other hand, is hopeful that now the vice-captain would participate in the first Test. Besides the normal fielding and conditioning sessions, Ajinkya Rahane enjoyed a good net session.
Suryakumar And Prithvi Shaw Have Been Brought In As Replacements
This is good news for India since, together with Kohli as well as Cheteshwar Pujara, the 33-year-old is among the team’s most skilled batsmen.
Shubman Gill, Washington Sunder, and Avesh Khan have all been ruled out of the England series, thus Suryakumar Yadav and Prithvi Shaw have been brought in as replacements. Both players are presently in Sri Lanka and have no information on when they will return to England.
Although Rahane is not going to perform the first test, the two may not have a look in when they reach England further in the week. Furthermore, before joining the bio-security environment again, they are subject to quarantine.
When he fails because of injury, KL Rahul would most probably replace the Indian vice-captain on the team. Mohammed Siraj, a fast bowler, may play the first test also since his management is anxious to try him in England under the seam and swinging circumstances.