1. Mayank Agarwal

The right-handed batsman, who has two Test double centuries under his belt, is the front-runner to take the opening slot in Gill’s absence.

  2. KL Rahul

Although Rahul hasn’t played a Test match since August 2019, he has experience of playing Tests in England before. Hence, he could be in the reckoning as well.

3. Abhimanyu Easwaran

Easwaran has been one of the most prolific run-scorers in India’s domestic circuit. This can earn the Bengal opener a maiden Test cap.