India tour of England: R Ashwin is at present in quarantine after having examined Covid-19 optimistic. The off-spinner is more likely to miss India’s follow match in opposition to Leicestershire, beginning June 24.

R Ashwin’s England departure delayed after testing Covid-19 optimistic (PTI Photograph)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • India’s Check specialist left for England on June 16 from Mumbai
  • R Ashwin didn’t journey with the remainder of the Check squad
  • India tackle England in a rescheduled Check from July 1

India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin missed the airplane to England after testing optimistic for Covid-19. Ashwin didn’t journey with the remainder of the Check specialists who left for England on June 16.

R Ashwin is at present in quarantine at the same time as India’s Check stars have begun coaching in Leicestershire County Floor the place they are going to play a 4-day follow match from June 24. India will tackle England within the rescheduled fifth Check from final 12 months’s sequence from July 1 in Edgbaston, Birmingham.

Ashwin will journey to England however solely after finishing all vital protocols, in line with a Press Belief of India report. Notably, a majority of the Check specialists left for England from Mumbai on June 16 whereas skipper Rohit Sharma joined his teammates in England a day later.

Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer, who had been a part of the South Africa T20I sequence at dwelling, left for England on Monday, June 19 after the fifth and closing T20I in Bengaluru was washed out because of rain on Sunday.

Ashwin is more likely to miss the 4-day follow match in opposition to Leicestershire from Friday however is more likely to be out there for the rescheduled fifth Check.

“Ashwin hasn’t travelled with the squad to the UK as he examined optimistic for Covid-19 earlier than departure,” PTI quoted a BCCI supply as saying.

“However we’re hopeful that he’ll get better effectively in time earlier than the Check match begins on July 1. Nonetheless, he may miss the follow recreation in opposition to Leicestershire.”

Ashwin, who featured within the Indian Premier League 2022 closing for Rajasthan Royals final month, performed TNCA Division 1 league cricket in Chennai after exiting the IPL bio-bubble.

Notably, the India off-spinner didn’t play a single match on their tour of England final 12 months regardless of touring with the squad.

India gamers started coaching in London earlier than shifting their base to Leicestershire whereby they are going to spend the remainder of the week. Notably, skipper Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill had been seen hitting the nets on the county floor on Monday.

There are not any bio-bubble restrictions enforced by the England and Wales Cricket Board for the sequence at a time when the game is heading in the direction of normalcy. Notably, the ECB has not put in place bio-bubbles for the continuing Check sequence in opposition to world champions New Zealand as effectively.

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