ENGvsIND: Team India recently suffered a blow as opener batsman Shubman Gill triggered his shin stress injury in the recently concluded ICC World Test Championship. The cricketer is expected to be out of a couple of test matches against England, starting August 4.
Gill was carrying a shin injury and during the WTC Final the injury troubled him, said a senior BCCI official.
The injury will take about eight to ten weeks of time to completely heal and recover and the cricketer is expected to sit out of the whole test series.
A senior BCCI official also said that the Indian management will not be too desperate to have the services of the youngsters in the last test as India is carrying a couple of other specialist openers in the squad.
Here in this article, we will take a look at three possible cricketers who can replace Shubman Gill in the team following his injury.
ENGvsIND: 3 Batters who can replace Shubman Gill in India vs England test series following his injury:
3. Abhimanyu Easwaran:
The Indian management in England could possibly draft Abhimanyu Easwaran from the reserves. The cricketer hails from Bengal and has been in the selector’s eye for quite some time now.
The selectors might try out a new face to counter the English pace attack and also surprise them.
Easwaran has a fantastic first-class career with over 4000 runs in 64 first-class matches. He averages over 40 and is one of the consistent players in domestic cricket.
Many selectors and cricket pundits reckon Easwaran to be India’s long term test future and is expected to get his test cap soon.