Team India captain Rohit Sharma has recovered from Covid-19 and joined the Indian Team during the rescheduled fifth Test against England at Edgbaston. He was ruled out of the Test after testing Covid-19 positive. Fans were concerned whether he will be available for the white-ball series but to their relief, Rohit Sharma has been spotted with the team. He is now gearing up for the opening T20I of the three-match series against England which will be played on July 7.
“Yes, Rohit has tested negative and as per medical protocols, is now out of quarantine. However, he is not playing today’s T20 warm-up game against Northamptonshire as he will need some recovery time and training ahead of first T20I,” a senior BCCI official was quoted as saying by PTI.
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After Rohit Sharma’s isolation, fans saw team pacer Jasprit Bumrah leading the side. On Day 2 of the Test, Rohit was tested negative of Covid and as soon as the result came, he started training for the upcoming series. Rohit will return as India’s captain in the white-ball series and will be leading the visitors in all six fixtures.
The three T20I will start from July 7 and end on July 10. While, the ODIs will be played on July 12, 14 and 17. But the likes of Virat Kohli, Bumrah, Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja will be available from second T20I onwards.
Rohit Sharma take on R Ashwin in the nets
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday shared a video on their social media platforms where the India captain Rohit Sharma could be seen practicing in the nets against off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. Even Ashwin was tested Covid-19 positive that ruled him out of the Test as well. But he tested negative during he practice game and he even played the match.
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