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IND vs ENG: This big player will be out of the Test team against England

The Indian team will play a five-match T20 series against South Africa from June 9 to 19. Meanwhile, on June 16, an Indian team will leave for England for Test and Limited Over Series.

During the 13th match of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in IPL 2022, India’s senior player Ajinkya Rahane suffered a hamstring injury. His hamstring injury is of grade 3, which requires about four weeks of rest. The Indian team will leave for the tour of England on June 16, so there is a big question on his fitness. This is the reason why Ajinkya Rahane may be left out of the squad for the one-off Test against England.

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Rahane is out of IPL 2022

According to media reports, Ajinkya Rahane may also be out of the Kolkata Knight Riders bubble on Monday. He was injured during the match against Sunrise Hyderabad. After this, he was not even seen fielding in this match played on 14 May. In IPL 2022, Rahane has so far scored 133 runs in 7 matches. At the same time, in the last Test series played against Sri Lanka, the former captain and vice-captain did not find a place in the team along with Cheteshwar Pujar.

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Two teams will be selected for South Africa series

The Indian team will play a five-match T20I series against South Africa from June 9 to June 19. For him, other regular players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Cheteshwar Pujara will be picked for the tour (Test and T20) against England. Also the big thing is that these players will be kept out of the South Africa series. That is, the selectors are preparing to form a second team for that series In IND vs ENG Test Series.

It is worth noting that the BCCI has done the same last year as well. During the Test series in England, India’s youth team was playing ODI and T20 series in Sri Lanka under the leadership of Shikhar Dhawan. The same can be seen this time also. According to the report, players like Tilak Verma, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Famous Krishna and Avesh Khan may get a chance. He can be accompanied by experienced Shikhar Dhawan, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

However, there is doubt on the fitness of Suryakumar Yadav and Deepak Chahar. At the same time, the coaching staff may also have to divide their duties. Head coach Rahul Dravid’s side is yet to be known on this whole idea. It is also being said that the team playing against South Africa will go to Dublin and play a two-match T20 series against Ireland on June 26 and 28. While the senior and regular teams will be present in England. In England, India has to play the first Test match from 1 to 5 July at Edgbaston, Birmingham in IND vs ENG Test Series.

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Vishal Roy

Vishal Roy is working in Reckitt Benckiser and blogger. He loves to write Cricket news related articles.

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