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| On Jun 22, 2022 11:51 AM IST

ENG vs IND: Virat Kohli COVID Positive ahead of practice match? Here’s the update


Virat Kohli COVID Positive: In a massive breaking news, former India captain Virat Kohli is very much doubtful for the upcoming four-day practice match against Leicestershire starting from 24 June, 2022. Team India has already reached England for the all-important fifth and final rescheduled Test match scheduled to begin from 1 July, 2022 at the Edgbaston in Birmingham. India have a lead of 2-1 in the five-match Test series against England.

ENG vs IND: Virat Kohli COVID Positive ahead of practice match? Here’s the update

According to a report by Times of India, Virat Kohli tested positive for Covid-19 after arriving in London a few days ago. Incidentally, it is understood that Kohli contracted the virus following his return from the holiday in the Maldives and has now reportedly recovered. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also recently posted pictures of the former India Test captain practicing with the rest of the teammates and also shopping in the streets of England.

However, the sources have stated that Virat Kohli might not play the warm-up match against Leicestershire county side starting from 24 June (Friday) at the Grace Road in Leicester.

“Yes, Virat too was hit by Covid after returning from holidaying in the Maldives, but he’s recovered now,” a source was quoted as saying.

“This now means that India’s tour game against Leicestershire from June 24 won’t be as intense as coach Rahul Dravid wanted it to be, since the medical advice is to not overload the players after they’ve suffered Covid-19. There could be more Covid cases in the team,” the source further stated.

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Probable India Playing 11

1. Rohit Sharma (C)
2. Shubman Gill
3. Cheteshwar Pujara
4. Virat Kohli
5. Hanuma Vihari/Shreyas Iyer
6. Rishabh Pant (wk)
7. Ravindra Jadeja
8. Shardul Thakur
9. Mohammed Shami
10. Jasprit Bumrah
11. Mohammed Siraj

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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