Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer cleared to train, tested covid negative: Team India’s senior opener batsman Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer have been tested covid negative in recently conducted tests and are subsequently cleared to resume training.
The sources in the know of development confirmed the news. Iyer and Dhawan will resume their training with their teammates on Wednesday while young opener batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad is still in isolation.
“Yes, Shikhar and Shreyas have tested negative for Covid-19 and they have been cleared to train. Ruturaj Gaikwad is still in isolation,” the source pointed out.
The entire Indian contingent in Ahmedabad will undergo a training session on Wednesday. Both Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer will join the Indian squad for their lite training.
Both the batsman are currently monitored by BCCI’s medical team. They are highly unlikely to be available for the second ODI match on Wednesday against West Indies.
Navdeep Saini, who was on the standby players list for the ODI series, had also contracted Covid, however, the pacer recently began his training in the nets.
India will face West Indies in the second ODI match in Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium on Wednesday after their commanding win in the series opener.
Rohit Sharma led team India won the first ODI by six wickets, which was India’s historic win in its 1000th ODI match. On top of that, Sharma kickstarted his full-time captaincy career with a win.
He regulated his resources pretty well and took clever decisions to clear up the West Indies batters as early as possible. Even the DRS calls went India’s way in the historic match.
With India going 1-0 up in the three matches ODI series, the pressure will be on the visitors to come up and challenge the Indians in their own backyard. West Indies felt a little discomfiting facing the Indian spinners.
Yuzvendra Chahal and Washinton Sundar used the assistance provided by the surface to their advantage and began destruction as soon as they were brought up for their spells.