Ishan Kishan will replace an injured K.L. Rahul in the India squad for the upcoming ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final against Australia.
Rahul, who suffered an injury to his right upper thigh while fielding in an IPL match for Lucknow Super Giants earlier this month, will undergo surgery, the BCCI stated.
Wicketkeeper-batter Kishan is yet to earn a Test cap. K.S. Bharat is the other wicketkeeper in the squad.
Left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat, who sustained a shoulder injury while bowling in the nets, is undergoing strength and rehab sessions at NCA. A decision on Unadkat’s participation in the WTC final will be taken later.
The BCCI medical team is monitoring the progress of fast bowler Umesh Yadav, who is currently under the care of the Kolkata Knight Riders medical team. Umesh had sustained a minor left hamstring injury during an IPL match last month.
The WTC final will commence at The Oval (London) on June 7.
India's squad for WTC final:
Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, KS Bharat (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Ishan Kishan (wk).