One more member of the Indian squad tested positive for the COVID-19 virus after Rishabh Pant. And the three members of the Indian squad has been quarantined. As per the protocols, Wriddhiman Saha is being forced to isolate as close contact with the COVID-19 positive members. As per ANI, the Indian cricket team squad’s throwdown specialist Dayanand Garani has tested COVID-19 positive.
Speaking to ANI, sources in the know of developments said: “Yes Dayananda has tested positive, but luckily he wasn’t around too many members of the team. Saha unfortunately will have to isolate as he was a close contact. Hopefully he returns negative tests too as Rishabh is also currently down and a subsequent test will give more clarity.”
These two players will not play in the upcoming matches of India’s tour of England. These players will be replaced by other players.
There can be many more cases because there are already two players who have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and 3 players who have been quarantined. So, there is a very big problem for the Indian squad. BCCI & ECB is also now suspecting that there can be more COVID-19 positive cases in the Indian camp.
Here’s the list of members of the Indian Squad
India’s squad: 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.
Let’s take a look at the scheduled match dates of the India Tour of England:
|1||4th – 8th August||1st Test vs England||Nottingham|
|2||12th – 16th August||2nd Test vs England||London (Lord’s)|
|3||25th – 29th August||3rd Test vs England||Leeds|
|4||2nd – 6th September||4th Test vs England||London (Oval)|
|5||10th – 14th September||5th Test vs England||Manchester|