Monday, August 8, 2022

England vs India: Rohit Sharma not out of Birmingham Test yet: Rahul Dravid

Rohit Sharma tested positive for Covid-19 on June 25. The BCCI included Mayank Agarwal in the team as Rohit’s cover. India are currently leading 2-1 in the five-Test series against England.

Team India captain Rohit Sharma during the home test series against Sri Lanka. (courtesy: PTI)


  • Rohit Sharma tested positive for Covid-19 on June 25
  • Mayank Agarwal named in the squad as cover for Rohit
  • India will play 5th Test against England from July 1

India head coach Rahul Dravid on Wednesday provided an update on Rohit Sharma, who tested positive for Covid-19, saying that the captain is still not ruled out of the upcoming fifth Test against England.

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India will take on England in a rescheduled match in Birmingham from July 1. India is currently leading 2-1 in the five-Test series.

“So the update on Rohit is that our medical team is monitoring him, he hasn’t been ruled out yet,” Dravid said in a virtual press conference.

“Obviously, he needs to get a negative test to be available. We’ll keep monitoring him, we still have about 36 hours to go, so we’ll test him later tonight and probably tomorrow morning as well. We Let’s see, it’s really up to the medical team and the sports science team to decide on that. We’ll keep an eye on it.”

Rohit tested positive for COVID-19 after the Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) conducted on June 25. BCCI had said in a statement: “He is currently in isolation at the team hotel and is under the care of the BCCI medical team. An RT-PCR test will be conducted on Sunday (26 June) to ascertain his Ct value.

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The Indian Cricket Board included opener Mayank Agarwal in the Test squad as cover for Rohit.

India squad for 5th Test against England: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant (wk), KS Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohd Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Mayank Agarwal.

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