The Indian cricket team is in England for a five-match test series. Three matches of the series have been played. The fourth Test is being played at The Oval in London. Today is the fourth day of the test match. Meanwhile, Team India’s head coach Ravi Shastri has been infected with the corona virus. He is in isolation.
Apart from Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun and two other members of the support staff have also been kept in isolation. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has given this information by tweeting on Sunday.
The BCCI has said in its statement, ‘The medical team of the BCCI has selected Ravi Shastri, Bharat Arun, R. Sridhar and Nitin Patel to be isolated. This decision has been taken because Shastri’s flow test came positive last evening. RT-PCR test of these people has been done and these people will stay in the team hotel and will not travel with the team without the confirmation of the medical team.
The BCCI further said in its statement,
‘Flow test of the rest of the team members was also done. Two flow tests were conducted for the team members – one last night and one in the morning. The members whose test has come negative have been allowed to go on the field on the fourth day of the fourth Test match being played at The Oval.
Talking about the match, Team India is in a strong position. He scored 270 runs for the loss of 3 wickets till the stumps on the third day. His lead has been 171 runs. Virat Kohli is unbeaten on 22 and Ravindra Jadeja on 9 runs. Opener Rohit Sharma scored a brilliant century. He played an innings of 127 runs. This is the 8th century of his Test career. This is his first century outside India. Apart from this, KL Rahul scored 46 and Cheteshwar Pujara scored 61 runs.
The five-match Test series is tied at 1-1. The first match of the series was played at Trent Bridge, which ended in a draw. The second Test played at Lord’s was won by Team India. While the third Test match played in Leeds was in the name of England.