Legend Sunil Gavaskar wanted to open KL Rahul along with ‘Hit man’ Rohit Sharma in the first Test match against England. It is known that many Indian players have been injured. Especially openers Shubhman Gill and Mayank Agarwal.
Gill was completely ruled out of the series while Mayank will be available for the second test as he was injured during the net sessions. As Rahane was suffering from a hamstring, the team management thought of utilizing Rahul in the middle order.
Gill, Avesh Khan, Washington Sundar were completely ruled out of the Test series. In the present scenario, the team management has no option instead of playing KL Rahul in the opener slot.
Prithvi Shaw and Surya Kumar Yadav have taken their England flight to reach team India. But they’ve to go for quarantine for 14 days. They are available for the team from the third Test match only. Coming to England, fast bowler Jofra Archer will miss this series due to injury.
And the allrounder Ben Stokes has taken an indefinite break to prioritize his mental health.
Today, Indian skipper Virat Kohli’s press meet will happen at 5:00 PM. On the other hand, former greats started their predictions as their favourite team will win the series 3-1. Tomorrow, the first test match between India and England will start at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
These are Commentators for England vs India Test series: Sunil Gavaskar, Harsha Bhogle, Dinesh Karthik, Mike Holding, Ian Ward, Andrew Strauss and Mike Atherton. Nasser Hussain, Rob Key and Ebony Rainford-Brent are likely to return once the Hundred League finishes.