Yashasvi Jaiswal replaces Ruturaj Gaikwad in Team India for WTC Final
By CricShots - May 28, 2023 1:13 pm
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Yashasvi Jaiswal, the explosive batsman who showcased his talent in the IPL, has earned a spot in Team India. The 21-year-old had an outstanding performance in IPL 2023, including a century. With endorsements from former coach Ravi Shastri and Mohammad Kaif, it was widely believed that Jaiswal deserved a place in the national team. Now, the good news has arrived as he prepares to join the squad for the WTC final in England.

Yashasvi Jaiswal
Yashasvi Jaiswal

However, Ruturaj Gaikwad, who represents Chennai Super Kings in the IPL, informed the BCCI that he would be unable to participate in the WTC final due to his wedding. Consequently, upon the recommendation of coach Rahul Dravid, the selection committee decided to replace Gaikwad with Yashasvi Jaiswal for the tour to England.

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Jaiswal has been included as a standby player in the team, taking Gaikwad’s spot. Gaikwad had informed the BCCI that his wedding was scheduled between June 3 and 4, and he requested permission to enter England by June 5 for the World Test Championship final. However, the team management opted for the successful Jaiswal as his replacement and has asked him to practice with the red ball.


According to the Indian Express, Yashasvi Jaiswal already possesses a visa for England and will soon join the team there. As Gaikwad sought additional time from the BCCI due to his wedding, he was subsequently dropped from the WTC team.

Yashasvi Jaiswal represents the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL, where he scored an impressive 625 runs in 14 innings this season. In first-class cricket as well, he has accumulated 404 runs in five matches, boasting an average of 80.

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Initially, Rituraj Gaikwad was selected as a standby player for the World Test Championship final against Australia, commencing on June 7. However, he informed the BCCI that he would not be able to reach London in time due to his wedding. Coach Rahul Dravid, therefore, decided to replace Gaikwad and requested an alternative from the selection committee, ultimately leading to the selection of Yashasvi Jaiswal.