The Indian cricket team is upset due to the injury of Shubman Gill ahead of the Test series against England to be played next month. On June 28, the team management had appealed to send Prithvi Shaw and Devdutt Padikal to England as backup openers. But the BCCI has refused to listen to the team management. Prithvi Shaw and Devdutt Padikal will not be sent to England in place of Shubman Gill.
Devdutt Padikal and Prithvi Shaw are currently in Sri Lanka to play the limited overs series. The BCCI has made it clear that both these players will remain in Sri Lanka and there is no plan to send them to England.
However, the chairman of the selection committee, Chetan Sharma, did not send an official reply to this mail till two days ago. The selection committee is in no mood to send any other batsman to England as four openers are already in the team.
Prithvi Shaw to remain part of Sri Lanka series
Prithvi Shaw will be seen playing the responsibility of the opener in Sri Lanka itself. BCCI sources said, “Prithvi will remain in Sri Lanka and will play limited overs matches till July 26. He has been elected and he should fulfill that responsibility.
After the end of the Sri Lanka series, however, there could be an option for Prithvi Shaw to go to England. A BCCI source said, “Possibilities will be explored after the Sri Lanka series is over but there is nothing like that as of now.”
The team management wants two openers because they are not impressed with Abhimanyu Easwaran’s technique. According to reports, he does not find himself comfortable even facing the team’s throwdown specialist Raghavendra. However, Team India has a good option in the form of Mayank Agarwal to support Rohit Sharma. Not only this, the team management can also ask KL Rahul to open if needed.
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