Indian wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant has returned to the squad after recovering from Covid-19 and it is a great sign for the team ahead of the five-match test series against England. Pant has been the first choice wicketkeeper for India in tests in the last few series and he has been playing a big role in the team.
Pant tested positive for the virus two weeks back and he had to undergo isolation for 10 days as per the rules of the UK government. Alongside him, an Indian coaching staff also tested positive and was isolated. Another Indian wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha was told to quarantine himself after being in close contact with the staff.
BCCI Medical Team Monitors Rishabh Pant’s Recovery
The BCCI Medical team was quick to isolate Wriddhiman Saha, Bharat Arun, and Abhimanyu Eshwaran as people who were in touch with Indian throwdown specialist Dayanand Garani who also tested positive for Covid-19. They kept an eye on Rishabh Pant’s progress and wanted him to return two negative RT-PCR tests before coming back into the squad. The BCCI medical team was happy to welcome him on Twitter after recovering from Covid-19 and completing his isolation.
“He will be able to join the squad in Durham after returning two negative RT-PCR tests” BCCI stated earlier
“Hello @RishabhPant17, great to have you back #TeamIndia,” BCCI tweeted with a photo of Rishabh Pant.
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 21, 2021
Umesh Yadav Impresses With Three Wickets In The Warmup Game
India has been playing a three-day warmup game(first-class game) against County-selected XI and they batted first scoring 311 in their first innings. KL Rahul scored a magnificent unbeaten century and on the second day, India produced a brilliant bowling spell with speedster Umesh Yadav leading the way. The right-arm quick who has been out of the playing XI for a long time now was the most impressive among the fast bowlers with figures of 3 for 22 in 15 overs.
India will be playing their first test against England from the 4th of August and they will be looking to win a test series in England after a long time.