In what is yet another injury scare for Team India, opener Mayank Agarwal suffered a vicious blow on the back of his head while batting against teammate Mohammed Siraj during a practice session on Monday.
Mayank took his eye while facing arguably the fastest bowler in the Indian camp in Mohammed Sirah to cope with a blow on the back of his helmet.
The Karnataka opener looked in extreme discomfort as he sat on the ground while physio Nitin Patel attended him.
As he left the field, Mayank was seen pressing the back of his head.
Not a great sight as Mayank Agarwal was hit on his head during the net session today at Trent Bridge.
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It is expected that the Test opener will now undergo a concussion test before being cleared to play the first Test which starts in two days’ time in Nottingham.
The injury blow could not have come at a worse time for Team India, which is already grappling with injury issues.
Mayank Agarwal was earmarked as Rohit Sharma’s opening partner after Shubman Gill was ruled out of the Test series due to injury.
If Mayank fails to pass the fitness Test then KL Rahul, who has been earmarked as a middle-order option, will have to step up for the opening stint.
Another option is standby opener Abhimanyu Easwaran.