A shin injury to Shubman Gill has ruled him out for eight weeks from international cricket. This also means that the youngster is also set to miss the England tour for which he was included in the initial squad. However, now with Gill sure to miss the series, the Indian selectors are thinking to recall Prithvi Shaw into the Test side.
While Rohit Sharma remains the first-choice opener, the selectors are willing to have Prithvi Shaw as the second-choice opener. The likes of KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal are also options available to the management for the England tour.
In the meantime, we take a look at opening options available to India in Sri Lanka in case Prithvi Shaw is recalled into the Test side. India’s limited-overs series against Sri Lanka starts from July 13 with a three-match ODI series followed by a three-match T20I series.
5 Players Who Can Replace Prithvi Shaw As The Indian Opener In Sri Lanka
Devdutt Padikkal is a left-handed option available to India. He has been a name that has been discussed enough in domestic cricket since last season. He also had a good debut season with RCB scoring 473 runs in IPL 2020. He has scored 195 runs in the season so far. With Rohit Sharma the regular white-ball opener missing, Padikkal can be a good choice for the opener’s role.