Prithvi Shaw And Suryakumar Yadav Test Negative For COVID-19; Likely To Depart For England In The Next 24 Hours

Updated - 02 Aug 2021, 02:45 PM

Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav Available For T20I Series vs Sri Lanka: Reports
Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav Available For T20I Series vs Sri Lanka: Reports

India’s young guns Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav have tested negative for COVID-19 as their latest tests done on Sunday revealed. The BCCI announced Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav as replacements for Shubman Gill and Washington Sundar for the five-Test series in England, starting on Wednesday. The pair will leave for England in the next 24 hours.

Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav had to stay back in Sri Lanka after being identified as one of the close contacts of Krunal Pandya. Krunal Pandya was one of the three Indian players testing positive in their recently-concluded white-ball tour of Sri Lanka. Due to coming in close contact with Pandya, Shaw and Yadav did not play the final two T20Is of the three-game series. Furthermore, they had to delay their departure.

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A source claimed that Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav are waiting for their visas as the weekends caused them not to receive from the United Kingdom Embassy office in Sri Lanka. It also revealed that the travel agent is trying its best to ensure the pair get it and fly to their destination within the next 24 hours. The ECB and BCCI have made some special provisions to fly the players from Sri Lanka.

“They are waiting for their visas. Because of the two holidays (Saturday and Sunday), they could not receive the same through the United Kingdom Embassy office in Sri Lanka. The travel agent has been following up the matter and it is hoped they would leave within 24 hours to join Team India in England,” the sources said as per Deccan Chronicle.

Suryakumar Yadav yet to play in the red-ball format for India:

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Unlike Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav is yet to play Test cricket, having made his international debut only this year. The right-handed batsman has been incredible in all his fixtures so far, translating his vast domestic experience to the international arena.

But Yadav has a compelling record in first-class cricket, scoring 5326 runs in 77 first-class games at 44.01, with 14 tons. Meanwhile, Prithvi Shaw has so far featured in five Tests, managing 339 runs at 42.37, having made a ton on debut. He has not played the format since the first Test against Australia last year in Adelaide.

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