IND vs ENG: Sarfaraz Khan will get a chance to debut for Team India in the third Test against England to be played in Rajkot from February 15. Along with Sarfaraz Khan, wicketkeeper-batsman Dhruv Jurel’s debut has also been confirmed. However, due to injury, KL Rahul will not be a part of Team India in the third Test either. Rajat Patidar, who replaced KL Rahul in the second Test, remains in the playing XI. But Devdutt Padikal, who replaced KL Rahul, will have to wait longer to make his debut.
KL Rahul was given a place in the team for the last three Tests against England. However, it was also said that KL Rahul’s game depends on passing the fitness test. On Monday, it was announced that KL Rahul is not fit for the third Test. Shreyas Iyer, on the other hand, was dropped from Team India due to poor form. In such a situation, India has no option but to give Sarfaraz Khan a chance to make his debut. Sarfaraz Khan is seen batting at number four in the third Test.
Dhruv Jurel will also get a chance
Wicketkeeper-batsman KS Bharat can also be ruled out of the third Test match. KS Bharat has played 7 Test matches for Team India so far. But once too KS Bharat failed to score a fifty. Along with Bharat, Dhruv Jurel features in Team India as a wicketkeeper-batsman. Given KS Bharat’s poor batting performance, the team management has now decided to continue with him. Dhruv Jurel’s debut was also confirmed in the third Test. Furthermore, the team management can only give Dhruv Jurel one chance as a wicketkeeper-batsman in the remaining three Test matches of the series.