India Tour of England: Rishabh Pant Set to Join Squad Soon

The Indian team has received good news ahead of the Test series against England. Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant is all set to join the Team India squad in Durham on July 20. He has been in isolation at a relative’s home after contracting COVID-19.

Pant tested positive for COVID-19 a few days ago while on a 20-day break. After this, he was immediately sent to isolation following the coronavirus protocol. Pant has ended the period of isolation. His report is absolutely normal and he is likely to join the team on July 21. Significantly, a few days ago, the Board of Control for Cricket in India had informed that a player and staff of the team tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the latest report, though Pant’s quarantine ended on Sunday, he will still not join the team before July 22. This also means Pant can play the 2nd practice match which is scheduled just before the 1st Test on August 4.

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ECB to create small bio-secure bubble for warm-up match:

Meanwhile, Warwickshire captain Will Rhodes will captain a 14-man County XI against India in a three-day warm-up game from July 20-22. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) gave this information on Thursday. Former England bowler and current Young Lions head coach Richard Dawson will coach the hosts. Meanwhile, the match will take place without spectators.

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County Select XI Squad:

Will Rhodes (Warwickshire – captain), Rehan Ahmed (Leicestershire), Tom Aspinwell (Lancashire), Ethan Bamber (Middlesex), James Bracey (Gloucestershire), Jack Carson (Sussex), Zak Chappell (Nottinghamshire), Haseeb Hameed (Nottinghamshire), Lyndon James (Nottinghamshire), Jake Libby (Worcestershire), Craig Miles (Warwickshire), Liam Patterson-White (Nottinghamshire), James Rew (Somerset), Rob Yates (Warwickshire).

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