‘Why Do They Need A Replacement When They Have So Many Openers In The Reserve’ – Saba Karim On The Openers’ Controversy

Written by Abhishek Patil

The controversy surrounding the Indian openers in England refuses to die down as several reports suggest that the Indian Head Coach Ravi Shastri was keen on replacing the injured Shubman Gill with Prithvi Shaw and Devdutt Padikkal, both of whom are on national duty in Sri Lanka.

With sources in the BCCI stating that Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal would be the first-choice opening pair for the five-Test series and no backup would be called from Sri Lanka, there seems to be some mismatch in the communication and thought process of the BCCI and the Head Coach and former Indian wicketkeeper Saba Karim stated that this uncertainty will only create insecurity amongst the openers who are already a part of the contingent in England.

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Abhishek Patil