KL Rahul was missing from the practice session of team India ahead of the 1st test match, which was attended by almost all the players on Tuesday at the Green Park stadium. Though, the nature of the injury has not been confirmed but a BCCI source told PTI: “KL Rahul is not playing the first Test,”
During the practice session, Shubman Gill was seen opening the innings with Mayank Agarwal, as Cheteshwar Pujara, the vice-captain for the series-opener, also batted.
Also, Suryakumar Yadav, who was a part of Team India’s Test squad that traveled to England, has been added to the side two days before the start of the series opener in Kanpur.
“Suryakumar Yadav replaces KL Rahul in India’s Test squad. KL Rahul has sustained a muscle strain on his left thigh and has been ruled out of the upcoming 2-match Paytm Test series against New Zealand,” said BCCI.
Meanwhile, fans came up with mixed reactions on the latest development of the playing XI of team India for the series opener. While many backed Mayank Agarwal to grab this opportunity and outshine, on other hand, many were not happy with Shubman Gill opening for the team.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
Great chance to mayank or Gill to take over https://t.co/NaBgK8T519
— Joey #Messi
ᴿᵃᵈʰᵉˢʰʸᵃᵐ (@yashu0204) November 23, 2021
I was waiting for KL Rahul-Mayank Agarwal's partnership
— Unnati Madan (@unnati_madan) November 23, 2021
(@RP17_4EVER) November 23, 2021
And Thus Opportunity To See Shubhman Gill In Middle Order Perishes ;( https://t.co/gM1LQCGljf
— Chaitanya Mandale (@_chaitanya_m) November 23, 2021
Excited to see shreyas with that attaractive strike rate of 82 in first class cricket
He'll destroy new zealand spin attack https://t.co/pBSGcOsRUj
— __being__jay.1213 (@JayDevDubey6) November 23, 2021
Feeling sad with chandanam and 2 others
— shaik jakeeRRR.•
(@shaikjakeer4557) November 23, 2021
Just Great timing
— Ayu ~♡(◕ᴗ◕✿) (@LShivin) November 23, 2021
— Bijay Roy (@bijayroy70) November 23, 2021
Two more matches as an opener for Gill. Sigh, looks like the real Gill era will only start when we get rid of nohane in middle.. https://t.co/aSCGpcGoKa
— ayaan. (@AyanMusk) November 23, 2021
Fuck no vibez at the top https://t.co/Jo6P8is54H
— Rivaan (@rivaanathwal31) November 23, 2021