Deepak Chahar and Krunal Pandya have been named as replacements for the injured duo of Jasprit Bumrah and Washington Sundar for the T20I series against England. While Bumrah has a fracture on his left thumb, Sundar has been sidelined due to an injury to his left ankle.
The Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) on Sunday, named Deepak Chahar as replacement for the injured Jasprit Bumrah while Washington Sundar, who was also ruled out, made way for Krunal Pandya in India’s T20 squad for the upcoming series against England. On Saturday, the BCCI had announced that India’s death-over specialist Bumrah and right-arm off-spinner Sundar had been ruled out of the three-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series due to injuries. The 18-year-old Sundar will be missing the five-match One-day International (ODI) series as well with Axar Patel named as his replacement in the ODI side.
The T20I leg of India’s tour of England begins on July 3 at Manchester. They travel to Cardiff for the second T20I three days later and the final T20I would be on July 8 at Bristol. The ODI series against England, which consists of three matches, would begin at Nottingham on July 12. Lord’s and Leeds have been slated as the venues for the second and third ODI. Axar Patel has been included in the squad in place of injured Washington Sundar for the ODI leg of the tour to England.
The Virat Kohli-led unit will be playing three T20Is, three ODIs, and five Tests during their 75-day tour of England.
India’s squad for T20Is against England: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Hardik Pandya, Siddarth Kaul, Umesh Yadav