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Today Lokesh Rahul’s fitness test is going to happen. This is also going to prove to be a test of fitness of Team India. On this, many equations of Team India, which will take part in the Test going to be held in Birmingham in the first week of July, will depend.
If Rahul passes the fitness test, he will go to England and if not, Mayank Agarwal will get a ticket to England. Not only this, in the event of Rahul’s absence, Team India’s captain Rishabh Pant, currently playing T20 series against South Africa, will be made the vice-captain in the Test team.
Some media reports have claimed that opener batsman Mayank Agarwal will replace injured Lokesh Rahul in Team India in the England Test match and Rishabh Pant will be made Rohit Sharma’s deputy. Lokesh Rahul has been kept on stand by.
Let us tell you that Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and others have already reached London. The Rohit-led side will play a few practice matches before the Test.
The board asked the team management – is there a need for replacement of Rahul.
If sources are to be believed, the BCCI has asked the team management whether they need a replacement for Rahul. We should get a reply by 19th. In such a situation, Mayank will fly to the UK with the second batch, but, it has not been finalized yet.
Rahul has scored 313 runs in four matches.
Lokesh Rahul has scored 313 runs in the first four matches of this series at an average of 39.37. This includes a century and a half-century. Rahul scored 129 runs in the first innings of the second Test at Lord’s.
Earlier, he had scored 84 runs in the first innings of the Opening Test at Nottingham. At the same time, Mayank Agarwal played the last Test against Sri Lanka in March. He scored 4 runs in the first innings and 22 runs in the second innings. Talking about his overall Test career, Mayank Agarwal has scored 1,488 runs in 21 matches at an average of 41.33.
India’s Test Team:
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant (wk), KS Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj , Umesh Yadav, Famous Krishna. Standby: Mayank Agarwal.