IND vs WI T20 series: KL Rahul tests positive for Covid-19, doubtful for T20 series:

IND vs WI T20 Series: India vs West Indies LIVE: Comes as a big shock to KL Rahul, he tests positive…

IND vs WI T20 Series: India vs West Indies Live: In what comes as a major shock for KL Rahul, he has tested positive for Covid-19 before flying to Trinidad for the T20 series. He was scheduled to appear for a fitness test at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru on Sunday. But now, he will have to spend at least 7 days in isolation and return with two negative tests as per Karnataka Covid guidelines. This may make him miss the entire T20 series. Follow IND vs WI live updates on InsideSport.IN

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, who was addressing the media after the Apex Council meeting in Mumbai on Thursday, informed about KL Rahul’s positive test.

IND vs WI T20 series: KL Rahul tests positive for Covid-19 ahead of fitness test, doubtful for T20 series: Follow Live Updates

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The Indian opener has resumed full practice in Bengaluru and is close to 100% match fitness. But now, it has taken a backseat as she has to stay isolated. After recovering from Covid, he will have to pass a mandatory fitness test before flying to Trinidad.

He is close to match fitness. But considering his surgery, we don’t want to rush his return. There will be a fitness test at the NCA on July 24 and if he clears it, he will board a flight to Trinidad. Kuldeep is fine. He checked out from NCA. He passed the fitness test. A BCCI official told InsideSport ahead of the Covid tests.

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IND vs WI T20 series: Why KL Rahul doubtful for entire T20 series?

  • KL Rahul was scheduled to undergo a fitness test on Sunday.
  • He is recovering from a sports hernia surgery in June and is yet to be 100% match fit.
  • But the fitness test will now be delayed as he will have to spend 7 days in isolation.
  • He will have to undergo two negative Covid-19 RT-PCR tests before being released from quarantine.
  • This puts him on a tough timeline as the T20 series begins on July 29.
  • Rahul can come out of quarantine on July 27 if he returns two negative tests.
  • But he will also have to undergo the cardio-vascular tests mandated by the BCCI for every player who recovers from Covid.
  • If he clears it, he will have to pass the mandatory yo-yo test before boarding the flight to the Caribbean.
  • If all goes well, he will miss the first two matches.

India squad for 5 T20Is:

Rohit Sharma (Captain), Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul (subject to fitness test), Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, flow Patel, R Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav (subject to fitness test), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh.

IND vs WI T20 series: KL Rahul tests positive for Covid-19 ahead of fitness test, doubtful for T20 series: Follow Live Updates

India’s Tour of West Indies, 2022 (T20Is)
day the date match the venue
Friday 29th July 1st T20 Taruba, Trinidad
monday August 1st 2nd T20 Basseterre, St. Kitts
tuesday 2nd August Third T20 Basseterre, St. Kitts
saturday August 6th 4th T20 Florida, USA
sunday 7th August 5th T20 Florida, USA

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