India tour of England: Suryakumar Yadav off to England for his debut Test tour – Team India batsman Suryakumar Yadav, who was in Sri Lanka after the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka, is on his way to England for his debut Test tour. Suryakumar Yadav had to stay back in Sri Lanka after the T20 series as three negative tests were required to enter the UK. (ENG vs IND)
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Suryakumar posted a photo of himself on the flight to the UK. He can be seen in a black tracksuit and blue-white sneakers with a blue BCCI mask on. “Counting my blessings 💫Next stop, England!,” he wrote in the caption of the photo.
With Suryakumar Yadav, Prithvi Shaw is also expected to fly to England. The duo was called up to join Virat Kohli & Co in the UK after Shubman Gill and Washington Sundar suffered series ending injuries. The two were in isolation as close contacts of Krunal Pandya who tested positive for the virus.
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IPL franchise Delhi Capitals official Instagram account posted a photo of Prithvi Shaw along with SKY in the plane.
The BCCI had on July 26 informed that the All-India Senior Selection Committee had named Prithvi and Suryakumar as replacements for the upcoming Test series against England as all-rounder Washington Sundar, batsman Shubman Gill and pacer Avesh Khan had been ruled out of the tour due to injuries. (ENG vs IND)
As per the release, Sundar had taken an injection on his right-hand bowling finger during the three-day practice game against County Select XI. However, his recovery will take longer than expected and he is not bowling-fit. As a result, the spinner had been ruled out of the remainder of the England tour.
Fast bowler Avesh Khan suffered a blow to his left thumb on Day 1 of the warm-up game. He was taken for an X-Ray and the result confirmed a fracture. A specialist was consulted for further management of his injury. He was also ruled out of India’s Tour of England.
InsideSport earlier reported that Suryakumar Yadav and Prithvi Shaw will have to produce three negative tests before they will be eligible as per COVID-19 guidelines in Sri Lanka as well as the UK. The two have tested negative in the third and latest RT-PCR test and are thus eligible to come out of isolation.
India and England will lock horns in five Tests, beginning Wednesday at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. The series will mark the start of the second cycle of the World Test Championship.
Suryakumar Yadav’s career
In February 2021, he was named in Team India’s T20I squad for their series against England. It was his maiden international call-up to the India cricket team. His game-changing performances at No. 3 led him to be described as an “X-Factor” player by his captain.SKy made his ODI debut in July 2021, for India against Sri Lanka. Yadav scored his maiden ODI fifty in the debut series.