Just before the five-match Test series against England, bad news is continuously coming out for Team India. Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant was found to be Kovid positive a few days ago and after that now a support staff of the team Dayanand Garni has also been found positive. Now Wriddhiman Saha, the second wicketkeeper of Team India, who came in contact with Dayanand Garni, has also been isolated under the protocol. At the same time, Rishabh Pant is also in isolation and is separated from the team. He would join the Indian team later in Durham.
Talking to ANI, a source said that yes Dayanand has been found positive, but the good thing is that he was not with the team. Yes Saha was in touch with him and because of this he will have to live separately and hopefully he will turn negative soon. Rishabh Pant is also positive at this time and more things will be clear from the report. On the other hand, Saha is in isolation, but his report is negative. Apart from Saha, Bharat Arun and opener batsman Abhimanyu Easwaran are also negative, but they have been isolated. The Indian team will play a warm-up match from July 20 to 22 against the County Championship XI team, organized by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), following a request from the BCCI. Before the start of the series, the team wants to test themselves in one practice game instead of two intra-squad games.
Let us tell you that the five-match Test series between India and England will be organized from August 4. The first match between the two countries will be played in Durham. However, due to the positive coming of players and support staff in this way, there can be a difference in the performance of Team India. Earlier, Team India played the final of the World Test Championship against New Zealand in England in late June, in which India lost. After this Team India got 20 days leave in England and Indian players also got complete freedom to roam.