Ashwin is Covid positive, misses England flight

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India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin missed the plane to England after testing positive for Covid-19.

He did not travel with the rest of the Test specialists who are already in England.

R Ashwin is currently in quarantine.

Ashwin will travel to England but only after completing all necessary protocols.

A cricket source said, “Ashwin hasn’t travelled with the squad to the UK as he 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.”

India’s Test stars have begun training in Leicestershire County Ground where they will play a practice match from June 24.

They have started training under the supervision of bowling coach Paras Mhambrey and batting coach Vikram Rathore.

India will take on England in the rescheduled 5th Test from last year’s series from July 1 in Edgbaston.

Most of the Test squad left for England from Mumbai on June 16 while skipper Rohit Sharma left on June 17.

Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer, who were part of the South Africa T20I series at home, left for England on Monday, June 19.

Ashwin is likely to be available for the rescheduled 5th Test.

After the Edgbaston Test, India and England will play each other in three ODIs and three T20Is.


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