India and England are scheduled to start the first Test of the five-match Test series on 4th August at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. However, Indian batsman Mayank Agarwal has been ruled out of the first test as he suffered concussion in the training. Thankfully, he is stable and will remain under close medical observation.
BCCI reported that the Mayank was hit on the helmet while batting during India’s nets session at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Monday.
Jay Shah, Honorary Secretary of BCCI said: “Opening batsman Mayank Agarwal was hit on the helmet while batting during India’s nets session at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Monday.”
“The BCCI Medical Team assessed him, and a concussion test was conducted. He has shown signs of concussion and is ruled out of the opening Test against England.”
“The 30-year-old is stable and will remain under close medical observation.”
Indian vice-captain Rahane said in a virtual press conference on Monday: “All the 21 guys are fit for the selection for the 1st Test. Mayank Agarwal got hit on the helmet today in the nets and our team is accessing him. All the pacers are available too for the first Test.”