Seamer Umesh Yadav and opener Shubman Gill are both fit to return to India’s squad and play in the final two tests against England at the Motera stadium, Ahmedabad. Anticipate plenty of live cricket match games all day long and reap those winnings with the best sportsbook in town, 12BET!
Yadav had suffered a calf injury back in Australia that had him sit in the sidelines missing the first two tests against England in Chennai.
“Umesh Yadav will join the team in Ahmedabad and after his fitness assessment will replace Shardul Thakur, who will be released…” the Indian cricket board said in a statement.
Shubman Gill got hit on his left forearm while fielding at short leg from the second test at Chennai, and was absent on the final day after being sent for precautionary scans. Fortunately, the opener passed being fit and retained his place in the squad.
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India have two standby options in Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul should Rohit Sharma need a new opening partner, while left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem and right-arm Shardul Thakur have been released from the squad.
Seamer Mohammed Shami and spin all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja continue to be out of action after failing to recover from injuries suffered in Australia.
India won the second match in Chennai to level the four-test series.
Ahmedabad will be hosting the third test, a day-night contest, from Feb. 24.
India needs to win the series by any margin to step into the final of the inaugural World Test Championship against New Zealand in June.
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