He missed the Test, but Rohit Sharma’s path for playing in the white-ball leg of India’s ongoing tour of England seems to be clear after he finally tested negative for Covid-19. He is out of isolation and should be available and fit for the first T20I against the hosts in Southampton, on July 7.
The 35-year-old, who is India’s all-format captain, had tested positive on the second day of the four-day warm-up game against Leicestershire that preceded the ongoing Edgbaston Test.
“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 said.
As per protocol, any player who is out of quarantine, needs to undergo mandatory cardiovascular tests to check the lung capacity and how it is functioning post Covid-19.
Chance to seal series
The Indian women’s cricket team would look for some stability from its top-order as the visitors aim to seal the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka in the second game here on Monday.
After clinching the preceding T20 series 2-1, India have taken a 1-0 lead in the ODI series by winning the low-scoring first match by four wickets.
“Our approach will be the same as before, we have to win the series 3-0 and dominate all the matches. Whatever plans and preparations we have made, we need to execute,” all-rounder Pooja Vastrakar said at the pre-match media conference.
- Match starts: 10am IST