Former India wicketkeeper Saba Karim has backed Abhimanyu Eshwaran to be included in the squad for the upcoming five-Test series against England. The Test series between India and England starts on August 4. Various media reports have suggested that opener Shubman Gill could be ruled out of the entire Test series due to injury and Abhimanyu Eshwaran, who toured England as a standby, would be included in the main squad. The BCCI has not officially said anything about this.
Speaking at India News’ sports program, Saba Karim said that Iswaran deserves a chance in the Indian team. Saba Kareem said, ‘This is a logical step. If the opener is injured, another player must take his place. Abhimanyu Eshwaran is eligible to be inducted into the team due to his extraordinary performance in domestic cricket and has previously been a standby player. He said Sabah Kareem could get a chance to showcase his talent if the openers fail to perform in the first two Tests.
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He said, ‘It’s a very wise decision. If they don’t get a chance in the first two matches and our opener doesn’t work, then Abhimanyu Eshwaran will also get a chance to play in the XI, which is a big achievement for him. Meanwhile, one of the 23 Indians on the England tour, Corona is a positive. According to a news agency PTI report, this player Rishabh Pant is currently in isolation.