WTC Final: Yashasvi Jaiswal Joins Indian Team as Standby Opener; Replaces Ruturaj Gaikwad

Mumbai: Mumbai opener Yashasvi Jaiswal has been selected to join the Indian squad for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against Australia at The Oval in London, scheduled from June 7-12.

He has been named as a replacement for Ruturaj Gaikwad, who was originally on standby but won’t be able to travel to the UK due to his wedding on June 2-3.

Jaiswal, known for his explosive batting, was seen practising with the red ball at Bombay Gymkhana on Sunday morning, accompanied by Zubin Barucha, the director of High Performance at the Rajasthan Royals. Since he already possesses a UK visa, the 21-year-old will be departing for London tonight.

His recent performances in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the Rajasthan Royals have been exceptional. Jaiswal scored 625 runs in 14 matches at an average of 48.07, including one century and five half-centuries. He showcased his talent and made a strong impression on cricket experts and former players, who expressed their support for his swift inclusion in the Indian national team.

Jaiswal also displayed his prowess in the Ranji Trophy, accumulating 404 runs in five games at an average of 45.00, with one century and one half-century. These consistent performances further contributed to his selection for the important WTC final.

Yashasvi Jaiswal’s selection to the Indian squad is a testament to his remarkable form and potential. As he joins the team in London, fans eagerly anticipate his impactful contributions in the highly anticipated clash against Australia.

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