Dinesh Karthik is not happy with Shubman Gill's recent form in Test Cricket

IND vs ENG Test series has kept many engaged even before the series hasn’t started. The wait is about to get over as the first match of the series is just four days away from now. Hyderabad Uppal’s stadium will host the first game on 25th January. Both the teams have started their preparations and it promises to be an enthralling series. 

IND vs ENG: 2 players that India can try at No.3 in place of struggling Shubman Gill in Tests

Young India batter Shubman Gill hasn’t been able to make a mark in Test cricket. His decision to move to No.3 hasn’t paid off as well. The batter has failed drastically and hasn’t been able to score runs. He struggled a lot in South Africa and it won’t be a surprise if he doesn’t start in the IND vs ENG series. 

As the IND vs ENG series is around the corner, let’s take a look at 2 players that India can try at No.3 in place of struggling Shubman Gill in Tests; 

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KL Rahul 

KL Rahul will be one of the prime candidates to bat at No.3 in IND vs ENG Tests if Shubman Gill doesn’t start. The batter has been slotted as a keeper in the team but team management reportedly has told BCCI that they won’t want the batter to keep wickets in India. The right-hander is likely to bat in the middle-order. However, it won’t be a surprise if the team makes him bat at No.3. Rahul has been terrific in the Test format and it won’t be a surprise if he takes that spot in place of Gill. 

Dhruv Jurel 

Another player that might get an opportunity at No.3 in place of struggling Shubman Gill is young batter Dhruv Jurel. The keeper-batter has received his maiden call-up in the team and it won’t be a surprise if he starts straightway. He has been doing a terrific job in the domestic circuit. And his presence allows the team to bat a keeper in top three as well. Batting Jurel at 3, allows team to play extra batter as well. 

IND vs ENG: India vs England Test series schedule

IND vs ENG Test: Team India asked to assemble on January 20 in Hyderabad for England Test
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Here’s the schedule for the IND vs ENG Test series: 

1st Test India vs England 25th-29th January Hyderabad 
2nd TestIndia vs England 2-6 FebruaryVizag
3rd Test India vs England15-19 FebruaryRajkot 
4th Test India vs England23-27 FebruaryRanchi 
5th India vs England 7-11 MarchDharamsala