India tour of England – Rohit Sharma Covid positive: The Indian cricket team has suffered a major setback in England. Indian captain Rohit Sharma has tested positive for Covid-19. According to a BCCI release, a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) was conducted on Saturday (June 25), in which Rohit tested positive. According to the BCCI, he is currently kept in isolation. InsideSport.IN . Follow with India Vs Leicestershire Live Updates and India Vs England Live Updates
“Captain Mr Rohit Sharma has tested positive for COVID-19 following a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) conducted on Saturday. He is currently in isolation at the team hotel and is under the care of the BCCI medical team.According to a release issued by the BCCI.
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Rohit will now again have another RT-PCR test this morning. The test will confirm and find out the severity of the infection.
It is worth noting that the rescheduled Test against England at Edgbaston begins on July 1. Rohit is now facing a race against time to be fit for the match.
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rohit sharma covid positive: Rohit was involved in the game of the ongoing tour of India against Leicestershire, but did not bat on the third day of India’s second innings. He opened the batting in the first dig and scored 25 runs before being dismissed by Roman Walker.
India are already without their other regular opener KL Rahul, who is suffering from a back injury.
Doubts arose when Rohit did not come out to bat in the second innings on Saturday evening. Instead, Shreyas Iyer and Ravindra Jadeja batted twice in an innings and even Mohammad Siraj got batting practice.
In the first innings against Leicestershire, Rohit got off to a good start but once again fell from his pull-shot nemesis for 25 off Roman Walker. While he was seen on the field on the second day, he was completely missing from the action on the third day.
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- Rohit Sharma has been battling with injuries for some time now.
- He missed the entire South Africa tour due to injury.
- Earlier, he had missed the ODI and T20I series on Australia tour.
- He was rested at home for the South Africa series.
- In IPL 2022, he scored 268 runs at an average of 19.14.
- Since assuming the captaincy of all formats, Rohit Sharma has averaged 30.55 in 9 T20Is, 26.00 in 3 ODIs and 30.00 in two Tests against Sri Lanka.
- With the T20 World Cup approaching and India playing a bilateral marathon, a fit Rohit Sharma is vital for Team India, especially as KL Rahul also had multiple injuries to worry about.
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As far as the Leicestershire practice match is concerned, India will miss the practice against good fast bowlers from England.
So far in three days, Indians have faced 133 overs bowling by Indian bowlers. For the local bowling, India faced just 76 overs of the local bowling attack. But among them, Roman Walker was the most successful as he hit a six in the first innings.
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India’s Test Team: Rohit Sharma (captain), 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
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