The Covid-19 epidemic has affected the Indian team before of the ODI series against the West Indies, which begins on February 6. During their obligatory isolation period, senior opener Shikhar Dhawan, reserve opener Ruturaj Gaikwad, and middle-order batter Shreyas Iyer all tested positive for Covid-19.
Gaikwad has tested positive for Covid-19 for the second time in one and a half years. During the 2020 IPL, Gaikwad tested positive in the UAE. He was quarantined for 14 days at the time, missing the first half of the season in the Emirates.
Navdeep Saini, the net bowler, T Dilip, the fielding coach, B Lokesh, the security liaison officer, and Rajeev Kumar, the masseur, have all tested positive for coronavirus. Saini has been placed on the reserve list.
Meanwhile, Mayank Agarwal has been added to India’s ODI team by the All-India Senior Selection Committee. Mayank Agarwal’s appointment as Rohit Sharma’s opening partner indicates that team management is not considering Ishan Kishan or Venkatesh Iyer for the position.
Following their break from the South Africa series, the Indian cricket squad arrived in Ahmedabad on January 31 for the forthcoming white-ball series against the West Indies after a three-day isolation period.
The series kicks off on February 6 in Ahmedabad with India’s 1000th ODI match. It should be emphasised that all of the players had tested negative for RT-PCR when they left their respective cities for Ahmedabad.
Positive cases are being handled by the BCCI medical staff, and affected people will be kept in isolation until they have fully recovered.