Ravichandran Ashwin is a veteran Indian off-spinner.© Twitter
Senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has not travelled to the United Kingdom alongside together with his teammates for the one-off ‘fifth Test’ after testing optimistic for COVID-19, a BCCI supply informed PTI on Monday. Ashwin is presently in quarantine and can solely be part of the squad after assembly all protocol necessities. The Indian staff had left for UK on June 16. “Ashwin hasn’t travelled with the squad to UK as he has tested positive for Covid 19 before departure. But we are hopeful that he will recover well in time before the Test match starts on July 1,” a BCCI supply informed PTI on situations of anonymity.
“However he might miss the practice game against Leicestershire,” the supply added.
The remainder of the squad is already in Leicester and began coaching underneath supervision of bowling coach Paras Mhambrey and batting coach Vikram Rathour.
Rahul Dravid, Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer have reached London after ending the T20 project towards South Africa and can journey to Leicester on Tuesday.
The Ireland-bound squad underneath VVS Laxman will depart for Dublin on both June 23 or 24 because the staff members have been given a three-day relaxation.
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