IND VS WI LIVE: Iyer, Dhawan Clear to Train Ahead of 2nd ODI, Ruturaj Still Isolation
IND VS WI LIVE: India’s batsmen Shreyas Iyer and Shikhar Dhawan have reportedly been cleared to train ahead of the second One-Day International (ODI) against West Indies.
But the team management is yet to decide on their availability for the second ODI. The match is scheduled to be played on Wednesday (Feb. 9).
Iyer and Dhawan, along with Ruturaj Gaikwad, Navdeep Saini and a few support staff members of the Indian camp had tested covid positive just before the first ODI.
However, Ruturaj is still in isolation, according to ANI.
IND VS WI: Iyer, Dhawan only allowed ‘light training’
“Shikhar and Shreyas have tested negative for COVID-19 and they have been cleared to train. Ruturaj Gaikwad is still in isolation,” an unnamed BCCI source said.ANI
The Indian team is set to have a training session on Tuesday evening and Dhawan and Iyer are going to join their team members for the same. Nevertheless, the duo will be allowed to do only “light training”.
“Both of them (Shreyas and Shikhar) are allowed to light training as per the protocol. However, the medical team will monitor them before a decision is taken about their availability,” a source in the BCCI said, indicating that the management does not want to rush things.Sportstar
Earlier, India’s limited-overs deputy KL Rahul also joined the squad after missing the opening match due to personal reasons.
Mayank, Rahul’s return makes us stronger, says Suryakumar
IND VS WI LIVE: Mayank Agarwal, who was added to India’s squad after the covid outbreak in the team, also joined the team, along with Rahul.
“They were seen in training, they coming back makes our unit stronger and at the end of the day, it is the call of the team management on who is going to play and who isn’t,” Suryakumar Yadav said in a pre-match conference on Tuesday.
India went 1-0 up in the three-match series after comfortably defeating West Indies by six wickets on Sunday (Feb. 6).
Leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal produced a Player of the Match performance with the ball. His 4 for 49 helped India bundle Windies out for a mere 176 in 43.5 overs. The spell also saw Chahal become the second fastest Indian spinner to 100 ODI wickets.
In reply, India skipper Rohit Sharma led from the front with his knock of 51-ball 60. The home side sealed the game in just 28 overs.
Ahead of the second ODI, Virat Kohli will once again aim to bring his century drought to an end. The former India captain has not scored an international hundred since November 2019. He is also a century away from equalling Ricky Ponting’s record of 71 international tons.