Before Team India plays the upcoming test series against England, they will have the wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant back in the team.
Rishabh has fully recovered from Covid-19 and is set to be available for the selection in the second warm-up match, scheduled to be held on July 28.
This information was posted by Cricket Board of India (BCCI) through Twitter. They posted a picture of Rishabh Pant saying ‘Hello @RishabhPant17, great to have you back’
Rishabh was tested positive for Covid on 8th of July during his 20-day break form Bio-Bubble. After that he stayed in isolation.
Earlier there were reports that Pant got infected after watching the Euro Football Championship but according to sources, he got infected with the Delta 3 variant after seeing a destist. When he was positive, he was staying at an acquaintance’s house.
“Pant will be able to join the team in Durham after returning two negative RT-PCR tests,” the BCCI said in a statement. Apart from Pant, throwdown specialist Dayanand was also found Covid postitive in the RT-PCR test conducted on July 14. After that, bowling coach Bharat Arun and Standby opener Abhimany Easwaran were isolated as precautionary measure since they had come in touch with Dayananad.
Now the first match of India-England test series is going to be played from August 4 in Nottingham. After that match, rest matches will be played at Lord’s Kennington Oval, Headingley and Old Trafford.