Team India have seen their fair share of ups and downs in recent times, especially in England. After making it to the final of the World Test Championship Final, Virat Kohli and co. lost to New Zealand. Though there were a lot of factors for that to happen, at the end, only the final result mattered. With that being said, the team was waiting for the series against the home side, while training in the bio-bubble. However, there is some bad cricket news coming from the camp now, with Rishabh Pant testing positive for Covid-19.
The Indian wicketkeeper-batsman has now tested positive in in the wake of the virus sweeping through the English camp already. That is ahead of their T20 home series against Pakistan, where they have played a great cricket match in the last game of the ODI series already. The two sides already played an ODI series, which the hosts won without a doubt. It was a white-wash against the visitors. However, there is some concern coming from their camp.
England seem to be the team in form and will want to avenge the series loss that they suffered in India. They will be keen on winning all the games that will be played at home and make a statement. On the other hand, Virat Kohli and co. will also be fired up and ready to go. They will not be happy with their loss in the WTC final and will want to show the world, just how good they are.
It will be a really long tour ahead, with both teams looking to make a statement. Only one team will possibly be able to do so. However, both sides could be missing some of their players if there are more such cases of Covid amongst the camps.
What Is The Latest Update Coming From The Indian Camp In England; What About The Other Players And Support Staff?
Rishabh Pant tested positive in England and is now staying in home isolation, as per the reports coming in. Various media outlets broke out this story and confirmed the latest update on the condition of Pant. He is home quarantined at his relatives’ place at the moment. Based on the latest update, he is likely to join the tour party in Durham at a later date, once he recovers and is completely fit and ready to go.
As per the information coming from the Indian camp, Rishabh Pant will be making his return to the bio-bubble in Durham on Thursday. Sources from within the camp had suggested that the left-handed batsman had experienced a sore throat recently. This eventually led him to taking a Covid test. Unfortunately, the result of this test turned out to be positive.
His teammates and the support staff of the team, who came in contact with Pant were also kept in isolation for a period of three days. They have all completed their isolation period and there is no further update from their end. They all seem to be fine as of now and that is the best news coming out from the Indian camp.
What Next For Team India As They Train For The Upcoming Cricket In The Bio-Bubble?
Team India has been patiently waiting for the upcoming series against England. They have been waiting since the end of the World Test Championship Final. On the other hand, their second tier side is ready to take on Sri Lanka. That has given some of the youngsters a brilliant opportunity to showcase their skills ahead of the T20 World Cup.
The second phase of the IPL will also be coming up in the UAE soon. That is why it becomes essential for the players to get sufficient rest and remain safe. Covid-19 plays a lot with the body and the mind. Even if an individual is safe, the impact of the disease on the world around is always visible.
This makes this more complicated and the mental exertion at times is more than the physical ones. Hopefully, Rishabh Pant recovers from the disease soon and is good to go. It will be interesting to see whether he is brought into the team directly or given a little rest. Only time will tell how the team management utilizes him upon his recovery from Covid. It is a very complicated disease and needs to be handled with care.