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R Ashwin’s England departure delayed after testing Covid-19 optimistic, more likely to miss follow match

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India tour of England: R Ashwin is at the moment in quarantine after having examined Covid-19 optimistic. The off-spinner is more likely to miss India’s follow match towards Leicestershire, beginning June 24.

R Ashwin’s England departure delayed after testing Covid-19 optimistic (PTI Photo)

HIGHLIGHTSIndia’s Test specialist left for England on June 16 from MumbaiR Ashwin didn’t journey with the remainder of the Test squadIndia tackle England in a rescheduled Test from July 1

India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin missed the aircraft to England after testing optimistic for Covid-19. Ashwin didn’t journey with the remainder of the Test specialists who left for England on June 16.

R Ashwin is at the moment in quarantine at the same time as India’s Test stars have begun coaching in Leicestershire County Ground the place they’ll play a 4-day follow match from June 24. India will tackle England within the rescheduled fifth Test from final 12 months’s sequence from July 1 in Edgbaston, Birmingham.

Ashwin will journey to England however solely after finishing all essential protocols, in accordance with a Press Trust of India report. Notably, a majority of the Test specialists left for England from Mumbai on June 16 whereas skipper Rohit Sharma joined his teammates in England a day later.

Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer, who have been a part of the South Africa T20I sequence at house, left for England on Monday, June 19 after the fifth and closing T20I in Bengaluru was washed out resulting from rain on Sunday.

Ashwin is more likely to miss the 4-day follow match towards Leicestershire from Friday however is more likely to be obtainable for the rescheduled fifth Test.

“Ashwin hasn’t travelled with the squad to the UK as he tested positive for Covid-19 before departure,” PTI quoted a BCCI supply as saying.

“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.”

Ashwin, who featured within the Indian Premier League 2022 closing for Rajasthan Royals final month, performed TNCA Division 1 league cricket in Chennai after exiting the IPL bio-bubble.

Notably, the India off-spinner didn’t play a single match on their tour of England final 12 months regardless of touring with the squad.

India gamers started coaching in London earlier than shifting their base to Leicestershire whereby they’ll spend the remainder of the week. Notably, skipper Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill have been seen hitting the nets on the county floor on Monday.

There are not any bio-bubble restrictions enforced by the England and Wales Cricket Board for the sequence at a time when the game is heading in the direction of normalcy. Notably, the ECB has not put in place bio-bubbles for the continuing Test sequence towards world champions New Zealand as nicely.