IND vs ENG: Suryakumar Yadav & Prithvi Shaw has reached London on Tuesday, August 3rd & will be able to join the Indian team after completing their mandatory quarantine. The duo would be available for selection from the third Test of the five-match test series starting from 4th August at Trent Bridge.
India’s opener Prithvi Shaw informed his fans about his arrival in London by posting a photo on his official Instagram handle. He captioned the photo as, “Touchdown GB”.
Selectors named Shubman Gill & Washington Sundar as replacements for the injured players to support the Indian test squad in England. Earlier there was doubt on the availability of Prithvi Shaw & Suryakumar Yadav as the duo were in isolation after being named as the close contacts of Krunal Pandya who had tested positive for COVID-19 during the T20I series against Sri Lanka.
But through a special provision, the BCCI made their travel arrangements from Colombo to London after the duo were tested negative for COVID-19 multiple times in the RT-PCR tests. The availability of Suryakumar & Prithvi Shaw is a sign of relief for India as in the crucial five-match Test series they might need players ready in case if the team suffers any more unfortunate injuries just like Mayank Agarwal did.
Prithvi Shaw has played five test matches for India & has scored 339 runs at an average of 42.37 including a century & two half-centuries while Suryakumar Yadav is yet to make his test debut for India.
Schedule for India vs. England Test series
|1st Test||August 4-8, 3.30 pm||Trent Bridge, Nottingham|
|2nd Test||August 12-16, 3.30pm||Lord’s, London|
|3rd Test||August 25-26, 3.30 pm||Headingley, Leeds|
|4th Test||September 2nd-September 6th, 3.30 pm||Kennigton oval, London|
|5th Test||September 10th-14th, 3.30 pm||Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester|