Both Sundar and Khan have been ruled out due to finger injuries. Sundar has a finger injury, the details of which have yet to be determined, while Khan fractured his finger. Both cricketers will no longer be available on the tour.
Gill had been ruled out two weeks ago due to leg cramps and has already returned home.
Sundar and Khan played for Combined County XI against the Indian team in the preparation match in Durham. TOI understands that the Cricket Board of England and Wales (ECB) spoke to BCCI about their inability to establish an 11-player team, after which the Indian board agreed to arrange two players from India to play for the combined county team.
Now it remains to be seen what the BCCI will do after these injuries. The Board had said a resounding “no” to a replacement sought by the team after Gill’s injury. Now with Khan, a good fast bowling prospect, and Sundar, a burgeoning all-rounder who has shown the knack for serious hitting. Proof cricket, both discarded, the selectors will have to form a group and chalk the way forward.
The 24-member team based in England is now down to 21 and those follow-up developments say, “With Covid numbers increasing, who knows what to expect?
If any team member tests positive, regardless of whether they are asymptomatic or not, the player and the people they came into contact with will need to be quarantined, as was the case with wicket-keeper-batsman. Rishabh trousers.
Pant joined the team in Durham on Wednesday after finishing his quarantine in London.
“He was asymptomatic and absolutely fine. But the protocols are very clear. So what if in a scenario like England (players who test positive during the series against Sri Lanka) is repeated in the Team India camp? Where does the team get replacements? ”
The BCCI will need to act quickly should they begin to contemplate whether these replacements should be shipped. Whatever they decide will eventually have an effect on the team that is playing the white ball series in Sri Lanka right now.