Indian skipper Rohit Sharma hit the ground running at the Edgbaston Cricket Stadium ahead of the limited-overs series against England. He had tested positive for the covid-19 virus last week during the warm-up match against Leicestershire. The right-handed batter did not come out to bat in the second innings of the game. He was in isolation under the care of the BCCI medical team.
The 35-year-old was declared unavailable for the fifth Test match against England. However, he has now recovered and is out of isolation. Rohit Sharma hit the nets to get back into his groove. He faced the likes of Ravichandran Ashwin and Umesh Yadav in the nets. The BCCI on Monday posted a video on their social media from his net session.
.@ImRo45 – out and about in the nets! 👏 👏
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 4, 2022
Rohit Sharma did not play the warm-up T20I match on Sunday against Northamptonshire. However, he will be available for the limited-overs phase of India’s tour of England, in 2022.
“Yes, Rohit has tested negative and as per medical protocols is now out of quarantine. However, he is not playing today’s T20 warm-up game against Northamptonshire as he will need some recovery time and training ahead of the first T20I,” said a source to PTI on Sunday.
Rohit Sharma to lead India in the T20I and ODI series against England
Rohit Sharma will be leading the Indian team in the T20I and the ODI series against England, later this month. The three-match T20I series will begin on Thursday, July 7 in Southampton. This will be followed by a three-match ODI starting from July 12.
The Indian selectors recently announced squads for both formats. Veteran batter Virat Kohli has been rested for the first T20I. Ruturaj Gaikwad will be in the squad in his place. However, Virat Kohli will be back for the remaining two T20I.
T20I: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad (First T20I), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Umran Malik
ODIs: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, J Bumrah, Prasidh Krishna, Mohd Shami, Mohd Siraj, Arshdeep Singh