New Delhi: Former Indian skipper Kapil Dev believes the Indian cricket board shouldn’t think about sending an opener to England if the team are to seek a replacement for injured Shubman Gill ahead of the five-test round against England in August-September year.
There is speculation that Prithvi Shaw, who is taking part in the White Balloons Tour in Sri Lanka, could be sent to England as a reserve opener.
As the Indian cricket team in England worries about the fitness of Gill, who doubts the first test which begins in Nottingham on August 4 and speculation is based on India sending a reinforcement , the Indian cricket council is yet to come. with an official statement on the condition of the batter’s injury.
So far, the only information available is that Gill has a leg injury. There is no information on the nature of the injury and in which leg.
“I don’t agree with the idea of adding a new opener to the squad. The squad has already picked the openers. Those who are with the squad should be given the opportunity to play. new player, the message is not going well, ”Kapil told abblive.com on Sunday.
“I don’t think we should send Prithvi Shaw. The decisions made by the coaches must be respected. Even before, the advice of Virat and Shastri had to be taken into account when selecting the squad. You have two good forerunners at KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal.
Kapil said there was no need for a third option.
“Only Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli can talk more about it. But in my opinion, it’s not the right decision. The players you have have to be supported. Both are great players and I don’t want him to Something bad happens. Controversy shouldn’t arise without a reason, ”Kapil added.
Former Indian cricketers Deep Dasgupta and Wasim Jaffer recently said that if the situation arises where the team has to look for a replacement for Gill, the choice should be between Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul.