Wicketkeeper-batsman KS Bharat shall be travelling to the UK with the India males’s squad for the upcoming World Test Championship (WTC) remaining in opposition to New Zealand and five-match Test sequence in opposition to England. The wicket-keeper is canopy for Wriddhiman Saha who has simply recovered from Covid-19. Although Saha has recovered in time to enter the bio-bubble in Mumbai earlier than leaving for the UK on June 2, the choice committee didn’t take any possibilities and so they determined so as to add Bharat to the group with an eye fixed on the COVID-19 protocols and tips.
Speaking to ANI, sources within the know of developments mentioned it was a precautionary step with an eye fixed on Saha’s restoration from COVID-19.
“He was added as cover for Saha considering he was still recovering from the virus and wicket-keeping is a specialised job. If Saha wasn’t fit in time, we would have needed a second keeper in the squad for the tour which is a three-month long one,” the supply mentioned.
The BCCI had made a foolproof plan for the nationwide group earlier than they depart for the UK to play the World Test Championship (WTC) remaining in opposition to New Zealand and the five-match Test sequence in opposition to England.
The roadmap drawn had preparations made for all of the gamers to endure three RT-PCR exams earlier than assembling in Mumbai on Wednesday in constitution planes. The Indian gamers can even be administered the second COVID-19 vaccine by the UK well being division.
India’s Squad: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Md. Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul (topic to health clearance), Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper; topic to health clearance).
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