London: Opener Prithvi Shaw and middle-order batsman Suryakumar Yadav have been added to the Indian Test squad for the five-match series against England starting August 4 as replacements to injured players Shubman Gill and Washington Sundar.
Bengal opener Abhimanyu Easwaran, who was in stand bye, has been added to the main squad with stand bye pacer Avesh Khan also going back home with a fractured left thumb. Gill is out with shin splints while Sundar has an injury to his right-hand bowling finger.
“The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav as replacements,” BCCI secretary Jay Shah said in a media release.
“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,” it further stated.
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