From Tuesday as England vs India series is getting started the struggle of Mayank Agrawal is also going to start with the first match when he walks out to open in a three-day game against “Country select XI” Tuesday as best friend KL Rahul gears up to keep wickets in Rishabh Pant’s absence.
The match has been accorded first-class status, a first for India in many years since Mahendra Singh Dhoni took over the captaincy. The Jharkhand dasher believed that an “official match” robbed all players of getting some game time.
However, the team management wanted a proper first-class game to get into the groove before the start of the Test series next month.
what did a senior BCCI official say about Mayank Agarwal and Rishabh pant as England vs India match is on thursday
Indian opener Mayank Agarwal has stated that the team just wants to ease into things as the Virat Kohli-led side regrouped at Durham County Cricket Club for their first practice session, ahead of the five-match Test series England vs India.
According to BCCI sources, Pant, who had tested positive for Covid-19, has completed his stipulated 10-day isolation in an acquaintance’s place in London and is “recovering well” but he is yet to join the team bubble in Durham.
“Even if Pant would have reached in time for the practice game, he would have been given adequate rest to get back in peak physical condition. He has been asymptomatic but would need to train well ahead of the first Test in Nottingham,” a senior BCCI official told PTI on conditions of anonymity.
“In any case, both Pant and Wriddhiman, who is isolated as a precautionary measure, will be available for the first Test of England vs India.”
As it had been reported earlier, KL Rahul, who has been doing keeping drills, will don the big gloves for the game.
However, it will be Mayank, whose form will be closely monitored by the team management as he is likely to partner with Rohit Sharma in the first Test after Shubman Gill was ruled out of the series with shin splints.
Mayank hasn’t been in the best of forms in Australia and had lost his place to Rohit, who missed the first two Tests Down Under due to quarantine rules post hamstring injury break.
While Rahul has also scored the bulk of his 2000 runs opening the innings, it is understood that he is being considered as a middle-order batsman and may be used later in the series in case one of the senior batters (read Ajinkya Rahane) don’t get back to form.
Against a team comprising mostly of youngsters, with only James Bracey being a current England international, India might just try both Rahul and Mayank if they get second innings. The match of England vs India is being a three-day affair, the probability of that isn’t high.
In the bowling department, Mohammed Siraj will like to give a good account of himself and Jaspreet Bumrah wouldn’t mind getting a few wickets under his belt just like Ravichandran Ashwin did last week for Surrey.
As England vs India matches are going to play from Thursday all our cricket fans are excited to know the results of waiting for Mayank Agrawal through his performance and also they are enthusiastic to see how will England vs India match, the clash between kings will end?
Because soon T20 World cup is going to start thus through these matches we will know the strengths and weakness of both teams more than before thus We are looking forward to it.