Abhimanyu Easwaran may get a place in the team in place of Rohit Sharma in the Test series against Bangladesh. Rohit out of tour due to injury.
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Team India has had a disappointing performance in Bangladesh. Rohit & Co. lost the first two ODIs and the series also went out of their hands. At the same time, after this defeat, there was another big setback. Captain Rohit Sharma was ruled out of Bangladesh tour due to injury. Meaning Rohit will not be able to play Test series as well and now a young player can get a chance in his place. The name of this young batsman is Abhimanyu Easwaran who has scored two centuries in two consecutive matches against Bangladesh-A.
According to PTI news, right-handed batsman Abhimanyu is sure to replace Rohit Sharma. This player is the captain of Team India in the ongoing 2-match unofficial Test series against Bangladesh-A and Abhimanyu scored a century in both the matches. Abhimanyu hit 141 in the first match and then 157 in the second match. Abhimanyu is an opener just like Rohit Sharma and that is the reason why his name is at the top of the race to replace Rohit.
Abhimanyu is in amazing form
Abhimanyu Easwaran’s form is amazing at the moment. This player has scored a century in three consecutive matches. Before scoring two centuries against Bangladesh-A, this player has also scored a century against Services in Vijay Hazare Trophy. Prior to that, Easwaran had played a half-century innings against Railways as well. Easwaran has scored 498 runs in the last four innings. In such a situation, the team will only benefit from his arrival in Team India.
Umran Malik and Mukesh Kumar also in the race
According to PTI news, Bengal fast bowlers Mukesh Kumar and Umran Malik can also be seen playing in the Test series against Bangladesh. Mohammed Shami will not play in the Test series due to injury and in such a situation either Mukesh Kumar or Umran Malik can get a chance in the Test squad.
Mukesh Kumar is currently playing for India A against Bangladesh. He took 6 wickets in the first innings of the second unofficial Test against Bangladesh-A. It remains to be seen whether he gets rewarded for his good performance or not.