Ahead of the IND vs ENG rescheduled Test match, the Indian team has faced a big blow as skipper Rohit Sharma has tested positive for COVID-19. Sharma was part of the ongoing warm-up match and also batted in one inning. However, after testing positive for COVID, the Indian skipper has been isolated at the team hotel.
Rohit Sharma is going to open the innings for the team in the IND vs ENG Test match. If he fails to recover in time he might not be able to be part of the match. As a result, India will need a new batsman to replace Sharma. Here we talk about 3 Indian players who can replace Rohit Shamra in India playing XI vs England for the rescheduled Test match.
IND vs ENG: 3 Indian Players Who Can Replace Rohit Sharma In India Playing XI vs England For The Rescheduled Test
3. Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer is the first player on this list. In the absence of Rohit Sharma, India can rearrange their batting order to get a new opener with Shubman Gill. However, the team will need an additional batsman in the middle order to fill the vacant spot.
Hence, Shreyas Iyer can be picked in the playing XI. Iyer is a regular member of the team in the ODIs and T20I but he is a newcomer in Tests. The right-handed batsman has been in spectacular form recently and he might replace Sharma in the playing XI if the latter is not available for the IND vs ENG Test.