The Indian team is ready for the five-match Test series to be played against England. This much-discussed series between the two countries is going to start from August 4. On Monday, August 2, Team India got a worrying news when opener Mayank Agarwal got injured on the ball of Mohammed Shami during practice. Now, who will open in his place, it is being discussed everywhere.
A few hours before the start of the series, Indian team opener Mayank was hit on the helmet during practice. After this he was immediately taken for examination, his injury was serious and now he has been ruled out of the first test match. BCCI informed that Mayank will not be able to play in the first Test match. After the injury of Shubman Gill, he was expected to be given the responsibility of opening.
Before the start of the first Test match, Indian vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane was present to talk to the media. During this he talked about the Indian opening pair. Rahane gave his answer on who will open in the first match against England. He said, “Pujara is a special batsman at No. 3. We are still deciding who will open the innings, it will be decided according to our team combination. The third place is fixed for Pujara, he will bat at this place. We have been doing it, we will do it. Discussion is still going on who will enter the match as an opener. The captain and coach will take a decision on this matter.”
The first Test match between India and England is to be played in Nottingham from 4 to 8 August. The second match will be played in Lords from 12 to 16 August. After this, the third match is to be held in Leeds from 25 to 29 August. The fourth match will be played in overs from September 2 to September 6, while the last match will be played in Manchester from September 10 to 14.