Former Indian cricketer Rivender Sodhi has expressed surprise over the Indian team’s demand for an additional opener, though KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal and Abhimanyu Eshwaran have been included in the 20-man squad for the tour of England. Shubman Gill has been ruled out of the five-Test series against England since August 4 due to injury. In several media reports
The team’s governing body has written to the BCCI to add Devadath Padikkal and Prithvi Shah to the tour of England. Ritander Singh Sodhi called it strange.
In a conversation with Rithender Sodhi India News, ‘Chetan Sharma and senior select committee have selected the best players and sent a team of 20 players. 20 players is enough, some are net bowlers and others are substitutes. There is a demand from India to send more openers, which is difficult to understand. Mayank Agarwal, K.L. Sodhi feels that Rahul and Ishwaran deserve to represent India. Aggarwal has a good record as an opener. He has hit two double centuries. At the same time, KL Rahul has five centuries in his name. The last time KL Rahul played a Test against India was in August 2019. As for Ishwaran, he is a reserve player. But his record for the Bengals speaks to his ability to score runs.
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Sodhi said Shubman Gill was injured. You have Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul and Abhimanyu Eshwaran as starters. These are the players who have been waiting for the opportunity for many years. Regarding Eshrun, Sodhi said he has scored a run in the Ranji Trophy and that he is the captain of Bengal. I think he deserves a chance at Test as an opener. My personal opinion is that Abhimanyu Eshwaran, Mayank Agarwal and K.L. If Rahul is there, you should first let him.