“Abhimanyu Easwaran has scored back to back hundreds in ongoing A Test series and is an opener. In all likelihood, he will join the squad in Chattogram after finishing his second A Test in Sylhet,” a senior BCCI source told PTI on conditions of anonymity.
With Rohit missing due to injury, stand-in skipper KL Rahul and Shubman Gill would be opening the innings for India in Chattogram and Dhaka, even though Easwaran might come in as Rohit’s cover.
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Easwaran scored 141 in first A Test and was 144 not out at stumps on day two of the second Test.
It is also understood that Bengal seamer Mukesh Kumar or Umran Malik, could replace an injured Mohammed Shami.
Ravindra Jadeja, who hasn’t played a single match since undergoing knee surgery, will be playing the Test matches straightaway.
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While Axar Patel is already in the squad, Saurabh Kumar could be called in from the A team as a back up left-arm spinner.
The two Test series starts in Chattogram on December 14.
(With inputs from PTI)