Shubman Gill doubtful to start the England series due to leg injury
Things are not going well for young Shubman Gill. After a fabulous debut test series vs Australia, Gill has struggled in the home season and in the WTC final which has opened up the debate for the opening spot.
Now with the fresh news of his leg injury coming through from England. It is said that Gill may be out of action for around 8 weeks that is bound to prevent him from starting the England series. The details of the injury are not yet shared by the team management. Shubman Gill doubtful to start the England series due to leg injury.
This opens up the opening batting spot once again and in all probability. Mayank Agarwal might be the first choice player to open with Rohit in the first test. The other option is KL Rahul who has played in the 2018 series in England. But could not perform well except for a 100 at the Oval.
Gill’s injury might also throw up an option for Bengal’s Abhimanyu Easwaran who is with the Indian squad as a standby. If the extent of Gill’s injury is serious then Abhimanyu might be drafted into the main squad.
The Indian team is currently on a holiday break till 14 July. After which they will start to prepare for England series.