New Delhi: Team India’s concern has increased regarding the Test series against Bangladesh. Captain Rohit Sharma is out of the third ODI due to a thumb injury. Suspense remains on playing his Test series. While Deepak Chahar and Kuldin Sen are also out due to injury. Meanwhile, there is news that uncapped Bengal opening batsman and India A captain Abhimanyu Easwaran is all set to join the India Test team in Chattogram.
Easwaran is the captain of India A
Easwaran is currently in Sylhet, where he led India A during the two unofficial Test matches against Bangladesh A. He batted brilliantly in his two innings, scoring centuries and scoring 141-157. He was also given the player of the match award. Earlier, he had scored a century in the Vijay Hazare Trophy match against Services in Ranchi. The entry of this in-form batsman, who has scored a century in the last three matches, is being considered as fixed in Team India. His brilliant batting in Bangladesh helped India A win by an innings and 123 runs.
ready to join the team
According to the news of ESPNcricinfo, Easwaran is ready to join the team. He has been a regular feature in the Dhaka Premier League circuit. Easwaran is no stranger to Bangladeshi conditions. This year he represented Prime Bank in Bangladesh’s 50-over club competition. Easwaran was earlier part of India’s Test team on the tour of England last year.
Can provide back-up option in existing form
Having made his first-class debut in December 2013, he has grown into India’s front line of red-ball openers over the last three years. He has scored 5576 runs in 134 innings at an average of 45.33. His best has been 233 runs. He broke into the India A ranks after an impressive Ranji Trophy season in 2018–19, when he scored 861 runs at an average of 95.66. While his form fell in 2019-20. Where he scored just 258 runs at 17.20. KL Rahul and Shubman Gill are likely to open in the first Test in Chattogram. Easwaran can provide a back-up option in the current form.
Rohit Sharma awaits final report
The selectors are awaiting the final report from the BCCI medical staff on Rohit Sharma’s injury to his left thumb during the second ODI. Rohit reached back home in Mumbai on Wednesday and met a specialist appointed by the BCCI. The team management is expecting him to be fit before the second Test starting December 22 in Mirpur. The two-match series is part of the World Test Championship.