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ENG vs IND: Rohit Sharma COVID Positive ahead of 5th Test? Who will be India Captain?

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Rohit Sharma Covid positive ENG vs IND: In a massive breaking news, India captain Rohit Sharma has tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the rescheduled fifth and final Test match against England starting from 1 July, 2022 at the Edgbaston in Birmingham. India is scheduled to play the fifth Test match in England where the visitors have a lead of 2-1 in the five-match Test series. The Men in Blue will also lock horns with England in a three-match T20I series and as many as 3 ODI games.

ENG vs IND: Rohit Sharma COVID Positive ahead of 5th Test? Who will be India Captain?

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has posted on Twitter that Indian Test captain Rohit Sharma has tested positive for Covid-19 following a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) conducted on Saturday (25 June, 2022). Incidentally, India is currently involved in a four-day practice Test match against Leicestershire County Club and Rohit did not came out to bat in the second innings. However, it is also understood that the BCCI will be conducting another COVID test on Sunday to confirm the situation.

But it will be very difficult for Rohit Sharma to be completely fit to lead India in the all-important fifth and final Test match against England starting from 1 July. The right-handed opener was in a staggering form when this Test series was played in 2021 having composed a total of 368 runs. It will also be interesting to see who will lead India against England in the fifth Test if Rohit fails to recover in time. Jasprit Bumrah is most likely to be named as the stand-in Test captain. 

” Team India 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,” said an official statement from the BCCI.

India Test squad

Rohit Sharma (Capt), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant (wk), KS Bharat (wk), R Jadeja, R Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohd Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Prasidh Krishna.

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England vs India 2022 Schedule

Date Format Fixture Time Venue
1-5 July, 2022 5th Test England vs India 3:30 PM IST Edgbaston, Birmingham
7 July, 2022 1st T20I England vs India 11 PM IST The Rose Bowl, Southampton
9 July, 2022 2nd T20I England vs India 7 PM IST Edgbaston, Birmingham
10 July, 2022 3rd T20I England vs India 11 PM IST Trent Bridge, Nottingham
12 July, 2022 1st ODI England vs India 3:30 PM IST Kennington Oval, London
14 July, 2022 2nd ODI England vs India 5:30 PM IST Lord’s, London
17 July, 2022 3rd ODI England vs India 5:30 PM IST Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester

 

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