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- Agarwal’s unavailability could mean Sharma and Rahul will be India’s 10th opening pair in England since 2011
BySomshuvra Laha, Kolkata
"Agarwal has shown signs of concussion and is ruled out of the opening Test against England. The 30-year-old is stable and will remain under close medical observation," the BCCI statement said.
Several media reports have claimed that opener Shubman Gill could miss the whole of England Tests owing to an injury and standby Abhimanyu Easwaran could make it to the main squad.
- Mayank Agarwal has a fine record as opener, having scored two double-centuries, while KL Rahul has five hundreds, even though he last played a Test match for India in August of 2019.
It is believed that the Shubman Gill has either sustained a calf muscle injury or hamstring tear which could take considerable time to heal. It is not clear how and when he picked up the injury.