Rahane back in India training from hamstring niggle

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26 Jul 2021 | 04:56 PM
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Rahane back in India training from hamstring niggle

India's vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane is most likely to feature in the first Test against England after joining the team training on Monday

The Indian Test squad in England received a boost on Monday when vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane joined the team training in Durham ahead of the first Test against England.

Rahane didn't play India's practice game against Select County XI last week because of a "mild swelling around his left upper hamstring." He was administered injection to reduce the swelling and the pain associated with the injury.

It was learnt that Rahane has returned to practice on the day and apart from fielding and physical training sessions, he also had a proper net session at the Riverside Ground of Durham County.

While Suryakumar Yadav is being flown in alongside Prithvi Shaw as a middle-order cover but Rahane's recovery is a good sign as the Indian vice-captain looks a likely starter in Nottingham.

In any case, Shaw and Surya is unlikely to reach Nottingham before the start of the first Test as they will have to undergo hard quarantine before being merged into the bio-bubble.

In any case, if Rahane happened to miss out, KL Rahul will be the first-choice replacement in the middle-order.

Mayank Agarwal is set to reclaim his opener's slot alongside Rohit Sharma while Mohammed Siraj is also in the mix to start against England.

India will play the first Test against England starting on August 4 in Nottingham.

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