Wedding forces Ruturaj Gaikwad to miss WTC Final 2023, Yashasvi Jaiswal to join squad as STANDBY opener
Ruturaj Gaikwad will not make the trip to London for the World Test Championship. The CSK star is set to get married…
Ruturaj Gaikwad will not make the trip to London for the World Test Championship. The CSK star is set to get married next month, ruling him out of action. In his absence, Yashasvi Jaiswal will travel as one of the reserves. Follow Indian Premier League LIVE updates on Insidesport.IN
“He (Jaiswal) will be joining the Indian team as Gaikwad has informed us that he won’t be able to fly due to his marriage. He would be able to join the team post-June 5. (But) Coach Rahul Dravid took a call, asking the selectors to pick a replacement. So, Jaiswal will now fly to London soon,” a BCCI official told The Indian Express.
Gaikwad was initially added by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as a backup opener for the WTC Final, in which India would play Australia at The Oval on June 7. When Gaikwad told the BCCI he could join the team after June 5, Rahul Dravid immediately started looking for a substitute. The cricket board was told of Ruturaj Gaikwad’s impending wedding on June 3–4.
According to The Indian Express, Jaiswal will be travelling to London in a few days because the team management has asked him to start exercising with the red ball and he already has a UK visa. This season, Jaiswal has been in excellent shape. He amassed 625 runs while representing Rajasthan Royals in the IPL over the course of 14 games, and 404 runs over the course of five games in the Ranji Trophy.
Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma, the captain of India, will fly to London on May 28. Suryakumar Yadav and Mohammed Shami, Shubman Gill, and Ravindra Jadeja, who will play in the IPL final on Sunday, will leave on May 30.
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