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India vs England 2021: It’s Official – Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav Called Up to Test Squad

Written by Rohit Pawar

Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav have been named as injury replacements for India’s Test matches in England beginning next month and will travel to the country at the end of the ongoing T20I series in Sri Lanka.

After days of speculation, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) finally confirmed that Shubman Gill, Avesh Khan (who was among reserve players) and Washington Sundar have been injured and ruled out of the entire series.

Gill had even reached home without any official intimation from the BCCI.

“All-rounder Washington Sundar had taken an injection on his right-hand bowling finger. However, his recovery will take longer than expected and he is not bowling-fit. He is ruled out of the remainder of the tour,” said the BCCI in a statement.

“Fast bowler Avesh Khan suffered a blow to his left thumb on Day 1 of the warm-up game. He was taken for an X-Ray and the result confirmed a fracture. A specialist was consulted for further management of his injury. He is ruled out of India’s tour of England,” added the statement.

“Opening batsman Shubman Gill sustained a developing stress reaction on his left lower leg (shin) during the World Test Championship final. This was confirmed via an MRI scan. He is ruled out of the tour and has returned back to India,” said the statement further.

Shaw and Yadav, who has been among runs in the limited-overs series in Sri Lanka and scored a half-century on Sunday, were confirmed as replacements in the same statement.

“The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav as replacements,” it said further.

The selection panel has also moved opener Abhimanyu Easwaran to the main squad as apparent from the fresh squad named in the media release.

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