File picture of Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal collectively.© BCCI
India batter Mayank Agarwal is all set to hitch Group India’s squad as a alternative for skipper Rohit Sharma for the u.neting fifth Check in opposition to England. Rohit Sharma had examined constructive for COVID-19 following a Speedy Antigen Check (RAT) performed on Saturday. In response to a ESPNcricinfo report, 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 won’t be required to bear any quarantine, and can thus be accessible to play instantly if required.
Earlier, Agarwal was neglected of Group India‘s squad for the Edgbaston Check named in Might however KL Rahul’s harm and doubts over Rohit Sharma’s restoration have given an opportunity to him.
Agarwal performed his final Check match in March in opposition to 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 crew completed sixth on the desk.
Coming to the fifth Check, India and England shall be squaring off for the one-off Check at Edgbaston Cricket Floor in Birmingham on July 1.
The rescheduled match is part of final 12 months’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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