Indian opener Mayank Agarwal has been banned from the first test of the five-game test series between England and India, which is set to begin on August 4th. The first of the five test games was due to take place in Nottingham from August 04 and Mayank Agarwal has now been excluded from the first game.
It is noteworthy that the Indian national cricket team has to deal with many injuries before the game England Series has started. Former fast bowler Avesh Khan, opener Shubman Gill and all-rounder Washington Sundar were all excluded from the five-match testing series due to injuries sustained in practice and practice games.
Mayank Agarwal excluded from the England vs. India Nottingham Test
Taking into account the consequences of injuries before the series, the BCCI decided to fly Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav to England as injury replacements. However, due to a massive COVID explosion in the Indian camp in Sri Lanka, Shaw and Yadav’s departure was delayed and now they cannot join the team until the second test.
It has been informed by the BCCI that Mayank Agarwal was hit on the helmet while hitting the helmet during the Indian network meeting at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Monday. The BCCI medical team examined him and a concussion test was performed. He has shown signs of a concussion and will be excluded from the opening test against England. The 30-year-old is stable and will remain under close medical supervision.
NEWS 🚨- Mayank Agarwal was excluded from the first test due to a concussion.
The 30-year-old is stable and will remain under close medical supervision.
– BCCI (@BCCI) August 2, 2021
Team India now has to experiment with the order of strokes
That Indian national cricket team now have to experiment with the order of the beating, as only Rohit Sharma is available as a regular prelude in the squad. KL Rahul could thus open the innings for the Indian cricket team and Cheteshwar Pujara could get the green light in the first XI of the first test.
A stance on the fitness of Ajinkya Rahane has not been clarified and in such a scenario the Indian cricket team may have to proceed with Hanuma Vihari in the playing XI of the first test between the two sides. The test series will also open the second edition of the ICC World Test Championship.