IND Vs WI: Eight Players Including Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan, and Rituraj Gaikwad Test Positive for Covid-19
IND VS WI: Covid-19 has struck the Indian camp ahead of the series against the West Indies. As many as eight players, including Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan, and Rituraj Gaikwad, have tested positive for Covid-19.
The players have been sent into isolation and the Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) is monitoring the situation closely. As per the report, BCCI will announce its replacements very soon. The teams are set to play the first ODI of the series at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on 6th Feb.
All three ODIs will be played in Ahmedabad. Action will then shift to Kolkata, where both teams will play three T20s. Keeping in mind the covid-19 situation, all the matches will be played behind the doors with no spectators in the ground. Here’s our daily cric betting tips and tricks. check it here.
The Indian team arrived in Ahmedabad on Monday and were tested for Covid-19 upon arrival. Eight players, including Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan, and Rituraj Gaikwad, returned positive results and are now sent into isolation. The BCCI recently announced India’s 18-member squad for the series against West Indies.
IND VS WI: Rohit Sharma’s first assignment as a full-time captain
Rohit Sharma is making his comeback after nursing a hamstring injury and is set to take on his first full-time assignment as captain. Rohit had earlier missed the ODI series against South Africa and KL Rahul was entrusted with the responsibility of leading the team in his absence. He is now the vice-captain of the team.
New faces of Deepak Hooda, Ravi Bishnoi, and Avesh Khan feature in the squad. Whereas Kuldeep Yadav and Washington Sundar return after nursing their respective injuries. Jasprit Bhumrah is rested in the series. The squads for ODIs and T20I are as follows:
India’s ODI Squad:
Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul (VC), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shikhar, Virat Kohli, Surya Kumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wk), D Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Y Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohd. Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan
India’s T20I Squad:
Rohit Sharma(Capt), KL Rahul (VC), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Surya Kumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Ravi Bishnoi, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Mohd. Siraj, Bhuvneshwar, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel
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