IND vs ENG: India is on tour in England for the multi-format series. Both teams will play three ODIs, three T20Is and a one-off test match. The Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma, who returned positive for COVID-19 on June 25th, is fit now. Rohit also missed the test match at Edgbaston but has now recovered from the virus. The Board of Control for Cricket in India has also released a video featuring the Indian captain practicing in the nets. Seeking for more trusted betting sites in india? Learn how to find the right one for you and explore your sports betting options.

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Notably, India will play the first T20I match on Thursday, July 7 at The Rose Bowl, Southampton. And as per some media reports, the captain is likely to feature in the first T20I against England. As per the sources, Rohit batted for 45 minutes against Ravi Ashwin in the nets. He also did some fielding practice with that.

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However, it is still not clear whether the 35-year-old will feature in the match or not. There are still a few clouds of doubt over his availability for the match. It will be a big question for the management whether the skipper will be able to play continuously for 4 hours or not. On the other hand, it would not be a surprise if the management will decide to give him the rest from the match after looking at his health progress.

Notably, he will go through a cardiovascular test, which is mandatory. That will almost clear his posibility for the match on Thursday. This media report is based on a statement by a BCCI official. He said,

“See he had suffered from a bout of COVID. He needs time to recover. He has started training, but will he play 1st match or not, it depends on his fitness. Coach and Rohit himself will take a call on the same. We are hopeful he should be ready.”

The Indian selection committee has named two different sides for the three T20Is. One side is for the first match because a few players who are part of the fifth test are given a break. Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja and Shreyas Iyer are those players. While these players will be back for the second and third games of the T20I series.

India’s squad for 1st T20I: Rohit Sharma (C), Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sanju Samson, Yuzvendra Chahal, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rahul Tripathi, Harshal Patel, Venkatesh Iyer, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik

India’s squad for 2nd and 3rd T20I: Rohit Sharma (C), Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Umran Malik. Are you looking for the most trusted real money online betting apps on the go? If yes, read more here.

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