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Where and when Gill got hurt, it is not yet disclosed.
Team India, who lost the World Test Championship final, suffered a major setback ahead of the five-Test series against England to be held in August-September. Young opener Shubman Gill has been injured. Abhimanyu Easwaran can be included in the Indian team in his place. Abhimanyu is already with Team India as a standby. It is not yet known what injury Gill has suffered.
risk of calf or hamstring injury
A senior BCCI official has told that it cannot be said about how serious the injury is. It is possible that Gill may be out of the entire series. Reports are coming from quoting sources that Gill has either a calf muscle injury or a strain in his hamstring. In both cases it can take a long time to recover from an injury.
Abhimanyu has played 64 first class matches
Bengal opener Abhimanyu Easwaran has played 64 first class matches so far. In this he has scored 4,401 runs. Apart from this, he has played 62 List A and 19 T20 matches. Abhimanyu is originally from Uttarakhand.
Interview of Abhimanyu Easwaran selected in the Indian team
Gill will remain in England for now
The BCCI official said that Gill will remain in England for the time being. There, physio Nitin Patel and strength and conditioning coach Soham Desai will monitor his fitness. It is being told that there is little hope of him being fully fit before the fifth Test. For this reason replacement can be taken.
There are two openers in the form of Mayank and Rahul.
Despite Gill’s injury, Team India currently has no dearth of options in the opening slot. Two other openers are already with the team in the form of Lokesh Rahul and Mayank Agarwal. Either one of these two can support Rohit Sharma. The first match of the series is to start from August 4.
Gill has been the hero of Australia tour, flop since then
Gill made his international debut in December last year with the Melbourne Test against Australia. In that series, he got an opportunity to play three Test matches in which he scored 45, 33, 50, 31, 7 and 91 runs. But, since then his bat has been silent. In 4 Test matches against England, Gill played innings of 29, 50, 0, 14, 11, 15* and 0. In the final of the ICC World Test Championship, he could only score 28 and 8 runs in two innings.