For this reason Virat and Rahane did not come to play the practice match, the reason came to the fore

For this reason Virat and Rahane did not come to play the practice match, the reason came to the fore

Durham: Indian Test captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane missed the three-day warm-up game against County Select XI due to ill-health and veteran opener Rohit Sharma took over the captaincy. BCCI secretary Jay Shah said in a statement issued on Tuesday that skipper Virat was feeling some stiffness in his back since Monday evening, in view of which the BCCI medical team advised him to take rest from the practice match.

Vice-captain Rahane was feeling some swelling around his upper hamstring. He was given an injection. He is also not available for this practice match. He is being monitored by the BCCI medical team and he is expected to be fit in time for the first Test against England starting on August 4 in Nottingham. The BCCI said that in the absence of Virat and Rahane, Rohit Sharma is handling the captaincy of the team in this practice match.

Meanwhile, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has requested the Indian team management to make available two players from the Indian squad for the County Select XI as some of its players have been injured or due to close contact with a Kovid 19 infected person. are unavailable. In view of this request, Washington Sundar and Avesh Khan were made available on behalf of their team.


Isolation rules frustrating, vaccination must be relied upon: Shastri

Isolation rules frustrating, vaccination must be relied upon: Shastri

Durham: India head coach Ravi Shastri on Saturday expressed dismay at the 10-day isolation rule for anyone who came in contact with a COVID-19 positive person as India's bowling coach Bharat Arun was asked to complete the vaccination. Despite this, he had to part ways. As per UK health regulations, Arun, senior wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha and stand-by opener Abhimanyu Easwaran will have to be in isolation for 10 days as they came in contact with throwdown specialist cum masseur Dayanand Garani. 

The trio returned to the team's biologically safe environment on Saturday after completing a one-and-a-half-week mandatory isolation. Despite being found negative in the RT-PCR test, all three had to be isolated. Shastri posted a selfie with his close friend and bowling coach Arun, writing that my right hand is back.

Despite being found negative, after spending 10 days in isolation, feeling more fit and strong. These isolating rules are quite frustrating. Two vaccines given during vaccination should be relied upon. Saha recovered from Kovid in May after being infected with the virus while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad during the Indian Premier League. The IPL was postponed after several cases of corona virus were detected in a biologically safe environment.