Team India will be completing their warm-up match today against Leicestershire and Dravid and management will surely bring in some plans before England gets a break after the Kiwi series.
KL Rahul was earlier stated as injured and his unavailability for the final Test clash caused team India some harm after knowing that there will be no more opening batsman in the squad.
Problems rise more when skipper Rohit too tested positive on Saturday during the warm-up game against team Leicestershire.
With KL Rahul already being unavailable due to groin injury, and now Rohit being held under isolation, team India will have to change their plans to send suitable opening pair for the last Test match. Rohit now has less time to get to Edgbaston in time for the rescheduled Test against England, which begins on July 1.
India might call in Mayank Agarwal for this extreme situation. BCCI was tentatively calling Mayank as a replacement for KL Rahul but India managed to continue without any substitute calls.
Now with another opening batsman in jeopardy, Mayank Agarwal can be a tentative option.
If BCCI manages to play without any replacement, considering that only one Test match is remaining and the days are less to call in a player from India, KS Bharat can be given an opportunity to open. KS Bharat played well in the Leicestershire warm-up game and the second innings was a change in position for him as India tried a hand to send KS to open, to look out at options after Rohit Sharma unfortunate news.
Team India’s probable XI –
Shubman Gill will be the mandatory opener with KS Bharat as of now.
Shreyas Iyer and Virat Kohli might be the run getters for the playing XI, and Cheteshwar Pujara might continue doing what he is good at.
Rishabh Pant will not only keep in this match but is reportedly the stand-in captain for the last match as he was the probable Vice Captain. India might look at other options, like Jasprit Bumrah and Cheteshwar Pujara, but Pant will be the probable choice as of now.
Ravindra Jadeja, and Ravichandran Ashwin who joined the team at the latest, can be the middle order trio.
The lethal pace attack includes Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, and Mohammad Siraj who can probably sweep off 20 crucial wickets of the Englishmen.