Washington Sundar joins opener Shubman Gill and bowler Avesh Khan on the list of players who have been ruled out of the five-Test tour of England, which begins on 4th August in Nottingham. Sundar and Khan both have hurt their fingers, and Gill had already been forced out due to a shin ailment. Washington Sundar Ruled Out Of Test Series.
ENG vs IND 2021: Washington Sundar Ruled Out Of England Test Series: Reports
Whereas the exact nature of Sundar’s setback is unknown, Khan is believed to have dislocated his left thumb during India’s three-day warm-up versus the County Select XI in Chester-le-Street.
After England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) asked the BCCI to produce substitutes for James Bracey as well as Zak Chappell, Sundar, and Khan were the 2-players that represented County XI versus India. The former had been in immediate contact with COVID positive case and was subsequently isolated, whereas Chappell was forced out due to an injury.
Rishabh Pant returned to the Indian camp after recovering from COVID
Though there has been speculation about Gill’s substitute, which the BCCI has opposed, the team’s management and the committee would undoubtedly examine a few alternative possibilities given the competition’s timeframe.
India will play 5 Tests, beginning with a match at Trent Bridge (4th-8th August), then at Lord’s (12th-16th August), Headingley (25th-29th August), the Oval (2nd-6th September), and Old Trafford (10th-14th September).
Whereas on one end, the number of injuries increasing in the Team, Rishabh Pant returned to the Indian camp after recovering from COVID. Pant, one of the series wicketkeepers from two specified individuals, having tested positive on July 8 and was stayed with relatives.
He did not join the camp to Durham and did not play in the warm-up game, while Wriddhiman Saha, Abhimanyu Easwaran, and two additional support staff members were isolated in London after being identified as Pant’s contacts.
Pant’s strict quarantine lasted on July 18, but in his absence, KL Rahul took over as wicketkeeper toward County XI. Noticeably, Rahul, who last played in the longest format all through India’s West Indies tour in August 2019, made the most of the situation by scoring a century, supporting his scenario for a return to form.