Cricket: Rohit Sharma assessments optimistic for Covid-19 forward of India’s Test match towards England
India captain Rohit Sharma has examined optimistic for Covid-19 in England, the Board of Control for Cricket in India confirmed in a press release on Sunday.
India are at present enjoying a warm-up recreation in Leicester forward of a solitary Test match towards England beginning on July 1.
The lone Test is the rescheduled fifth match from India’s tour to England final 12 months, which didn’t happen since collection needed to be postponed resulting from Covid-19 instances within the Indian camp.
“Rohit Sharma has tested positive for Covid-19 following a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) conducted on Saturday. He is currently in isolation at the team hotel and is under the care of the BCCI Medical Team. An RT-PCR test will be conducted on Sunday to ascertain his CT value,” learn the assertion.
Sharma had batted on the primary day of the continuing warm-up recreation towards Leicestershire however didn’t take the sector on the second day. He didn’t bat within the second Indian innings, reported PTI.
The 35-year-old, who’s now India’s all-format captain, was anticipated to open the batting with Shubman Gill within the absence of KL Rahul. Though the BCCI is formally but to verify Rahul’s absence, the injured opener who had been named vice captain within the authentic squad isn’t a part of the scheme of issues in England. It stays to be seen who will lead the facet ought to Rohit not be obtainable.
India’s Test squad as introduced by BCCI on 22 May: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant (wk), KS Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohd Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Prasidh Krishna