BCCI, two days before the first test, has confirmed that opener Mayank Agarwal will not attend the game at Trent Bridge after taking a head-to-head during a net session on Monday. However, the board has confirmed that Agarwal is ‘stable’ and is under medical observation.
Team India has suffered a major blow ahead of the first Test against England in Nottingham which opens Mayank Agarwal has been excluded from the game due to a concussion. Agarwal, who was to replace Shubman Gill, and scored 28 and 47 in the warm-up match against County XI, suffered an ugly blow to the helmet earlier today. The opener went down in pain and the results later confirmed that he had a concussion. Thus, Agarwal will not participate in the first test.
“Opening shooter Mayank Agarwal was hit on the helmet while striking during India’s net session at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Monday. That BCCI The medical team assessed him and a concussion test was performed. “He has shown signs of concussion and has been ruled out of the opening Test against England,” BCCI said in a statement.
“The 30-year-old is stable and will remain under close medical supervision.”
Agarwal’s injury means that one of KL Rahul or Abhimanyu Easwaran will partner with Rohit Sharma at the top of the order, with Ajinkya Rahane confirms it Cheteshwar Pujara will continue to turn on No.3.