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Shubman Gill absent on Day 4 against England, BCCI issues key injury update

Shubman Gill won't be participating in the field for India during the concluding innings of the second Test against England in Visakhapatnam.

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PTC  News Desk: India's Shubman Gill will be absent from the field on Day 4 of the second Test against England in Visakhapatnam. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) disclosed that the young opener sustained a minor finger injury while fielding on Day 2.

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Despite scoring a century on Day 3, Gill will not participate in the final innings. The injury appears not to be severe, given his comfortable batting performance. Sarfaraz Khan, called up before the Test, takes Gill's place in the field.

Know what Shubman Gill's injury could mean for India

The repercussions of Shubman Gill's injury could be significant for India, especially considering the ongoing absence of Ravindra Jadeja and KL Rahul due to their injuries. While Jadeja is reportedly out of the series for good, Rahul may return for the Rajkot Test.

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Another injury concern is the last thing India needs. Gill's return to form after 11 months is crucial, and India relies on him until Virat Kohli's uncertain return. His absence is already felt in the slip cordon, impacting the team's fielding strength. In the early stages of the day, Rohit Sharma dropped a chance at first slip, highlighting the impact of Gill's non-participation.

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(Inputs from agencies)

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