IND vs ENG 2021: Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant tests negative for COVID-19

The Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant tested negative for COVID-19 ahead of the Test series against England.

Ahead of the series against England, the Indian team has got some relief as Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant tested negative for COVID-19 ahead of the Test series against England. He has now successfully recovered from the infection. The 23-year-old tested positive for the virus on July 8 when the Indian team was given break after the World Test Championship final.

Rishabh Pant was quarantined at a friend’s house in London, he has completed his 10-day isolation period. The Wicket-keeper batsman is expected to join the team on July 20 but will not be able to make it for the first warm-up match against Select County XI in Durham. However, he can play the second warm-up game, which is going to take place at the end of the month.

Along with Rishabh Pant, Team India’s specialist Dayanand Garani also tested positive for the virus while staying at the team’s hotel. Wriddhiman Saha and bowling coach Bharat Arun, who were in close contact with Dayanand Garani, were forced to Isolate after his positive report.

With both Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant and Wriddhiman Saha unavailable for selection in the first practice game against Select County XI, Kl Rahul is expected to play the role of wicket-keeper in the practice game.

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