The T20I series involving Sri Lanka and India appears to be in doubt now that visiting captain Shikhar Dhawan has tested positive for COVID. The 2nd Twenty20 International was postponed by a day when all-rounder Krunal Pandya got the virus; the match was scheduled to take place today. Dhawan was one of his 8 close contacts who was likewise isolated. let’s look at IND vs Sl 2nd T20I.
IND vs SL 2nd T20I
Furthermore, all of the close connections were players, and on Tuesday evening, all of them tested negative. However, none of the players, including Krunal, were anticipated to participate in the remaining T20Is.
Even as predictions about India’s playing XI for the 2nd T20I were being generated, there were many reports of different players considering close connections of Krunal Pandya.
Although none of the cricket authorities has confirmed Shikhar Dhawan’s positive test, India TV published the news. It’s still unclear if the T20I series will go forward or be canceled due to concerns about COVID infiltrating the bio-bubble.
Seems Covid is not scared of Gabbar too…Sources say he is Covid positive…Get well soon Skipper @SDhawan25 @BCCI
— Samip Rajguru (@samiprajguru) July 28, 2021
Krunal Pandya’s RT PCR test was likewise positive, and he was moved to a different hotel than the rest of the Indian squad. The remainder of the visitors are still staying at the Taj Samudra hotel and are being kept in isolation.
Dhawan was unable to participate due to close contact with Krunal Pandya
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is expected to captain India for the first time if the T20I series continues with the 2nd T20I on Wednesday (July 28th), after Dhawan was unable to participate due to close contact.
The 2nd and 3rd T20Is will be performed on successive days as of now, as per the plan. Furthermore, according to sources, Prithvi Shaw, as well as Suryakumar Yadav, are among Krunal Pandya’s close contacts. The duo will have been chosen as substitutes for the forthcoming Test series against England, which begins on August 4th.
Players were expected to go to England immediately after the T20I series versus Sri Lanka was over. However, their travel preparations may now be impacted, despite the BCCI’s failure to issue an official declaration on the situation.
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