File picture of Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal collectively.© BCCI
India batter is all set to hitch Crew India’s squad as a substitute for skipper Rohit Sharma for the upcoming fifth Check towards England. Rohit Sharma had examined optimistic for COVID-19 following a Fast Antigen Check (RAT) performed on Saturday. In keeping with , Agarwal will fly out to England on Monday and hyperlink up with the remainder of the Indian squad this night. As per the newest authorities guidelines, Agarwal is not going to be required to bear any quarantine, and can thus be obtainable to play instantly if required.
Earlier, Agarwal was unnoticed of Crew India’s squad for the Edgbaston Check named in Could however‘s harm and doubts over Rohit Sharma’s restoration have given an opportunity to him.
Agarwal performed his final Check match in March towards Sri Lanka, the place he scored solely 59 runs in two matches, at a mean of 19.66. Later, he captained Punjab Kings in IPL 2022 and had a forgetful season.
The batter might handle solely 196 runs in 14 matches, a mean of 16.33 and a strike fee of 122.5, because the staff completed sixth on the desk.
Coming to the fifth Check, India and England might be squaring off for the one-off Check at Edgbaston Cricket Floor in Birmingham on July 1.
The rescheduled match is part of final yr’s five-match Check collection that needed to be delayed after the fourth Check because of a COVID-19 outbreak within the Indian camp.
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