India tour of England: Good news as bowling coach Bharat Arun, Wriddhiman Saha and Abhimanyu Easwaran join Team India in Durham: Core Indian Team’s bowling Coach Bharat Arun, Indian wicket-keeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha and top-order batsman Abhimanyu Easwaran have joined the Indian Team in Durham after completing their required period of isolation. All the three completed their quarantine on July 24 soon after they joined the Indian camp. The trio was put into isolation as a precaution for knowing to be in close contact with Dayanand Garani, who tested positive for Covid 19 earlier.
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 24, 2021
The good news came from the Indian camp in a recent post shared by BCCI. The post captioned, “Great to have you back gents Smiling face with smiling eyes #TeamIndia bowling coach B.Arun, @Wriddhipops and Abhimanyu Easwaran have joined the team in Durham.”
Virat Kohli led Indian team will get into Test cricket action against Joe Root led England side from August 4. Before the five-match Test series against the Three Lions gets underway, India will undertake 2nd practice game in Durham to warm themselves up. However, as per the information available with InsideSport, none of the two recently returned players- Wriddhiman Saha, and Abhimanyu Easwaran will be part of the 2nd practice match.
Team India earlier undertook a three-day practice session against the County XI in Durham where KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja shone with the bat. Among the bowlers, Umesh Yadav glared the limelight for his bowling.
Indian Team in England submerged in injury issues
Woes continue to hit the Indian Team in England where the injured Shubman Gill, all-rounder Washington Sundar and Avesh Khan in the squad will return to India. Looking for their replacements, Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri’s team management has requested for Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav and Jayant Yadav to join the Indian team in England.
India tour of England: A look at the schedule and squad
|India’s tour of England, 2021-22|
|A||18th – 22nd June||WTC Final vs NZ||Southampton|
|1||4th – 8th August||1st Test vs England||Nottingham|
|2||12th – 16th August||2nd Test vs England||London (Lord’s)|
|3||25th – 29th August||3rd Test vs England||Leeds|
|4||2nd – 6th September||4th Test vs England||London (Oval)|
|5||10th – 14th September||5th Test vs England||Manchester|
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 (subject to fitness clearance), Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper; subject to fitness clearance).
Standby players: Abhimanyu Easwaran, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan, Arzan Nagwaswalla
England’s squad: Joe Root (Captain), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Zak Crawley, Sam Curran, Haseeb Hameed, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Dom Sibley, Ben Stokes, Mark Wood
India tour of England: Good news as bowling coach Bharat Arun, Wriddhiman Saha and Abhimanyu Easwaran join Team India in Durham
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