IND vs ENG 2nd Test: Shubman Gill Injury Update, Not to take field on Day 4 inform BCCI
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IND vs ENG 2nd Test: In another injury scare for the Indian team, young opener Shubman Gill has copped a blow on his right index finger owing to which the batter hasn’t come out to the field on day 4 of the ongoing IND vs ENG 2nd test. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed the details on Monday.

Gill, who scored a sensational inning of 104 runs, suffered a finger injury while fielding on day 2 of the IND vs ENG test. He, though, batted comfortably in the third innings, which saw him score his 3rd test ton, however, the young batter won’t take the field on day 4.

“Shubman Gill hurt his right index finger while fielding on Day 2. He won’t be taking the field today,” the BCCI said in a post via X.

The extent of the injury is still unknown, however, by the looks of it, it isn’t a threatening one. Shubman Gill didn’t look uncomfortable at all while he was in the middle on day 3 of the test. The batter played 104-run innings with the same bruised finger, so there could be a possibility of only a slight injury.

However, if the injury turns out to be a serious one, then Team India will find themselves in troubled waters. The hosts are already down with the injuries to KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja, who were ruled out after the 1st IND vs ENG test in Hyderabad. Furthermore, Virat Kohli for the time being is unavailable and there isn’t any clarity over his return.

For day 4 of the IND vs ENG test, Sarfaraz Khan has replaced Shubman Gill in the field.

IND vs ENG 2nd Test Highlight

IND vs ENG 2nd Test: Shubman Gill Injury Update, Not to take field on Day 4 inform BCCI
India vs England 2nd Test Vishakhapatnam | Image: BCCI

Team India scored 396 runs in the first innings which saw young Yashasvi Jaiswal score his maiden test double century. In response to India’s 396, England managed to score 253 runs. With a lead of 143 runs, Team India carried on with their second innings and piled up 255 runs, thanks to Shubman Gill’s brilliant ton.

England needs close to 400 runs to win the test in the fourth innings. In the fourth innings so far, England has racked up 154 runs in the loss of 4 wickets. Opener Zak Crawley is unbeaten at 59 runs, while the other batters have contributed with runs in the vicinity of 20s.

With still 6 wickets at hand, England needs another 245 runs to win the IND vs ENG 2nd Test match in Vishakhapatnam. The visitors are already 1-0 up in the five-match test series against India. England won the 1st test in Hyderabad by 28 runs to take up a lead of 1-0.

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