Indian skipper Shikhar Dhawan said he and the team management in Sri Lanka had not received any requests from the Cricket Control Board in India. [BCCI] for the release of Suryakumar Yadav and Prithvi Shaw in reinforcement for the Test series in England.
The India-Sri Lanka T20I series kicks off from Friday and Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav are an integral part of the setup that will lock the horns with the island nation.
However, confusion over the duo’s availability has escalated over the past 12-14 hours with reports that the Indian contingent in England have requested the duo from Mumbai as a replacement for the Rubber Test.
The Indian team in England has been rocked by injuries since the final of the World Trials Championship. First-choice opener Shubman Gill was the first to be sent off with a shin injury.
The management headed by Virat Kohli had asked the BCCI to send someone to replace Gill, which the board of directors refused.
However, with Avesh Khan and Washington Sundar excluded from England testing due to finger injuries they sustained in the warm-up match against County Select XI, the BCCI have finally responded to requests and, according to reports, Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav have been appointed as replacements.
However, when and where the duo will depart for the UK is not yet disclosed, and if Shikhar Dhawan’s statement is to be believed, SKY and Shaw may well be available for the entire T20I party. of the Sri Lankan tour.
“We have not received any news as such and until we receive a request or news from BCCI, we will only have to change our strategy. So far we have no information, ”Dhawan told media in a virtual interaction when asked if the departure of any of the players would result in a change in strategy.
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