Team India is currently in England for the 5-Match Test series, starting from August 4, 2021. Meanwhile, a piece of bad news is coming from England as a player from the Indian cricket team has tested positive for Covid -19 and is staying in home isolation at the moment.
According to The Indian Express, the player is currently home quarantined at his relatives’ place and is likely to join the team in Durham later.
As per Source: The player experienced a sore throat, which led to a Covid test and it returned positive. His teammates and support staff, who came in contact with the player, were kept in isolation for three days and they have completed their isolation period.
The development comes days after a number of players in the England squad tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of the ODI series against Pakistan. Following the development, ECB had to send the entire England squad including captain Eoin Morgan and Joe Root into isolation. A second-string squad led by Ben Stokes was sent to play the ODI series who whitewashed Pakistan 3-0.
The Indian players were allowed to leave the bio-bubble for 20 days for a break after the WTC Final. The BCCI approved their departure from the bubble with the instruction that the players and the support staff should enter the bubble again in mid-July ahead of their five-Test series against England.
India’s Squad For 5-Test Series Vs England:
Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Md. Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper).
Standby Players: Abhimanyu Easwaran, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan, Arzan Nagwaswalla