Rishabh Pant
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In what comes as great news for Team India and its billion fans, swashbuckling wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has recovered from Covid-19.

Pant will now be joining the Indian squad in Durham on July 21.

The news of Pant contracting with the deadly contagion broke a few days ago.

However, the left-hander had contracted the virus during Team India’s 20-day break following the World Test Championship final against New Zealand late last month.

According to reports, Pant had visited a dentist on July 4 or 5 and that might be the likely source of him getting infected with the virus.

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant [Image- Getty]
Pant was at his relatives’ place at the time and following the testimony of him getting infected with the Wuhan Virus, he was immediately isolated.

As a result, he did not travel with the Indian squad for a 15-day camp in Durham.

The Indian team will lock horns with a County Select XI in a three-day warm-up game in Durham from July 20 and Rishabh Pant will not be a part of the affair.

With Wriddhiman Saha too in the midst of 10-day isolation due to him coming in contact with throwdown specials, Garani, KL Rahul is expected to don the wicket-keeping gloves in the first warm-up game.

The 23-year-old, Rishabh Pant, underwent a Covid PCR test on Sunday which he returned as negative and, as a result, he is expected to be available for the second warm-up game India is scheduled to play from July 28th.

The five-match Test series between England and India will kickstart in Nottingham from August 04.

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