The Birmingham Test between India and England is to be played from July 1 to 5. But the problem for Team India is that it is not able to prepare well for this important match. The reason is that some players of the team got infected with Covid-19.
Due to Covid, senior spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has not gone to England with the team at the moment. However, Ashwin has now recovered from Covid and will join the team in England before the practice match. According to the English newspaper Times of India, former captain Virat Kohli was infected with Covid-19 after reaching London last week.
The newspaper quoted the source as saying, ‘Yes, Virat, who returned after a holiday from the Maldives, also had Covid but he has recovered now.’ On Monday, some enthusiastic fans posted selfies with Kohli.
The source added, “This means that the practice match against Leicestershire, starting June 24, may not be as serious as coach Rahul Dravid would have wanted. Because the medical advice is not to put too much emphasis on players who have recovered from Covid-19. There may be more Covid cases in the team.