Mayank Agarwal, India’s opener, will miss the Trent Bridge Test after being struck in the head by a Mohammed Siraj’s bouncer in the nets two days before the match. He was evaluated by the BCCI Medical Team, and a concussion test was performed. He has been ruled out of the first Test against England due to concussion symptoms. The 30-year-old is doing well and will be monitored closely by doctors.

After losing to New Zealand in the World Test Championship final in June, India is already dealing with a slew of ailments. Shubman Gill, Washington Sundar, and Avesh Khan have all been ruled out of the series, with Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav being brought in as substitutes. The two will, however, be required to quarantine for ten days before becoming ready for the third Test.

The first Test between England and India will take place in Nottingham on August 4th. In the Tests, Agarwal was expected to open alongside Rohit Sharma in the Indian XI.

With Mayank out of the picture, India can pair Rohit Sharma with either Abhimanyu Easwaran or KL Rahul, the other openers in the lineup. As they did in Australia, the think-tank may consider pushing Hanuma Vihari to the starting position. The five-match Test series will begin on August 4 at Trent Bridge, with the other four matches taking place at Lord’s, Headingley, Kennington Oval, and Old Trafford.