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Ind vs Eng: BCCI announces Prithvi, Surya as replacements

Published: 26th Jul 2021 9:13 pm

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.

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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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