Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin. Image Credits: BCCI

Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin missed his flight to England after testing positive for COVID-19. The Indian player was scheduled to travel to England for IND vs ENG one-off Test, slated to take place from July 1-5.

The Indian team is set to play a Test match against England at Edgbaston in Birmingham from July 1 to 5. It is a rescheduled match. Last year during India’s tour of England 2021, the 5th Test was postponed as multiple support staff of the Indian team contacted COVID-19. India leads the series 2-1 currently.

Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin. Image: BCCI

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Ravichandran Ashwin Might Recover Well In Time

A BCCI source told PTI that Ravichandran Ashwin has missed the flight to UK as he contacted COVID. However, the source said that the right-arm spinner might be able to recover well in time before the Test.

“Ravichandran Ashwin hasn’t travelled with the squad to UK as he has tested positive for Covid-19 before departure. But we are hopeful that he will recover well in time before the Test match starts on July 1. However he might miss the practice game against Leicestershire,” the source said.

The Indian team is also set to play a warm-up match ahead of the IND vs ENG Test. India will play a 4-day warm-up match against Leicestershire from June 24 to Jun 27. The match will take place at Grace Road Stadium in Leicester.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Photo: Twitter)

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India will be led by Rohit Sharma in the Test match. All crucial players like Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Hanuma Vihari, and Jasprit Bumrah among others are part of the squad. The Test match will also follow a T20I and ODI series.

Indian Cricket Team
Indian Cricket Team. Image Credits: Twitter

The T20I series will witness three games. The 1st T20I will take place on July 7. The 2nd and 3rd T20I takes place on June 9 and 10 respectively. The IND vs ENG ODI series will observe three games. The three ODI matches will take place on July 12, 14, and 17 respectively.

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