India’s captain Rohit Sharma is not going to be a part of the primary Test in opposition to Bangladesh which begins on Wednesday, as he continues remedy for a thumb injury that he sustained earlier this week.
A BCCI press launch on Sunday mentioned Rohit had met with a specialist in Mumbai, and is working in direction of being match sufficient to affix the crew for the second Test which begins on December 22. The closing name on his availability shall be taken by the board’s medical crew. In his absence, KL Rahul, the stand-in captain, and Shubman Gill are prone to open the batting, with Abhimanyu Easwaran, who was main India A in Bangladesh, ready within the wings.
Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami have been dominated out of the tour altogether, still nursing shoulder and knee accidents. Once once more, two India A gamers are stepping up of their stead, with Uttar Pradesh left-arm spinner Saurabh Kumar and Delhi quick bowler Navdeep Saini in line for a spot within the Test XI subsequent week.
Saurashtra’s Jaydev Unadkat has additionally been brought in to strengthen a tempo assault that features Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur.
Rishabh Pant, who had gone to Bangladesh with the ODI squad only to be released forward of the primary match final Sunday, has rejoined the crew in Chattogram.
India’s squad: KL Rahul (capt), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara (vice-capt), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), KS Bharat (wk), R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Navdeep Saini, Saurabh Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat