Abhimanyu Easwaran joins India Test Team in Chattogram: Report

Abhimanyu Easwaran, the captain of the Bengal team who has yet to make his Indian debut, will join the Test Team in Chattogram for a two-match series against Bangladesh starting December 14. According to ESPNcricinfo, the selectors are awaiting final evaluation. BCCI medical staff about the left thumb injury that Rohit Sharma suffered during the second ODI. On Wednesday, Rohit rushed back to Mumbai, where he met with a specialist appointed by the BCCI. The team’s management hopes that he will be fine before the Second Test, which begins on December 22 in Mirpur. The World Test Championship consists of a two-match series.

Easwaran was at Sylhet, where he led India A on their red-ball trip to Bangladesh A. He scored 141 and 157 points in his two innings against an inclusive squad some Test players. In addition to winning the Man of the Match, his 157 gave India A a big enough lead to win a play and 123 runs.

Easwaran is used to playing in Bangladesh as he regularly plays in the Dhaka Premier League. He competed for Prime Bank in this year’s over-50s club championship in Bangladesh. However, it was his performance for India A on the shadow tour that really showed his willingness.

Easwaran previously traveled to the UK with the India Test team last year. He made his debut in the First Division in December 2013, and in the following three years he rose to become one of India’s top red ball openers. His first-place numbers are overall impressive, peaking at 233 and a total of 5576 runs in 134 innings with an average of 45.33.

After a successful Ranji Trophy season in 2018-19 in which he accumulated 861 runs averaging 95.66, he found his way into the India-A team. Although his performance has fallen sharply in 2019-20, when he made just 258 runs at 17.20, his potential has allowed him to continue to be on the radar of those selective.

KL Rahul and Shubman Gill are expected to open in the first test if the India captain is dropped from the test matches.

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