Team India started training at Narendra Modi Stadium.© Twitter
The Indian team’s squad, the trio of Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shreyas Iyer, began training at Narendra Modi Stadium after their RT-PCR tests came back negative on Thursday. Although Mayank Agarwal has joined the squad, he will only be available on race day as his mandatory three-day quarantine has begun. The team management has been keeping an eye on Ishan Kishan for the ODIs.
India will play an ODI series of three matches against the West Indies from February 6.
“Today is a light session where the players have been guided by trainers,” an experienced official who knew everything, told PTI.
It is also learned that wicketkeeper batsman Ishan Kishan, who is a specialist opener, has been added to the ODI squad.
An outbreak of COVID-19 had hit India’s cricket team on Wednesday as three main players – senior opener Dhawan, reserve opener Gaikwad and middle-class batter Shreyas – had tested positive for the virus during their mandatory isolation period before the start of the West Indies series. .
Four other individuals, including just bowler Navdeep Saini, have also tested positive for COVID-19. Saini is also on the standby list.
The other three who tested positive for the virus are non-playing members — fielding coach T Dilip, security liaison officer B Lokesh and masseur Rajeev Kumar. The Indian team gathered in Ahmedabad on January 31 for the upcoming white-ball series against the West Indies. and went through a three-day isolation period after their hiatus from the South African series.
The series kicks off on February 6 in Ahmedabad with India’s 1000th ODI match, but it is now a foregone conclusion that the trio – Dhawan, Ruturaj and Shreyas – will miss the series as they have to be isolated for a week and then return with two negative RT-PCR tests.
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