India tour of England: Good news, Indian cricketers fully vaccinated after receiving second dose of Covishield in UK – Indian cricket team, who is in England for the Test match series, have received their second dose of the Covishied vaccine on Friday. Virat Kohli’s men received the first dose of Covishield before leaving for England for the World Test Championship final against New Zealand. BCCI asked cricketers to take only the Covishield vaccine so that they can receive the second dose in England.
India pacer Mohammed Shami posted the photo of receiving his second dose of the vaccination in England. Shami took to Twitter to share the news with the caption, “Oops, I did it again Multiple musical notes #fullyvaccinated #mshami11 #covid #covid_19 #india #uk #london #healthy.” However, the rest of the players are yet to post photos of taking the second dose of the vaccine.
On May 11 speedster Jasprit Bumrah received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine while on May 10, India captain Virat Kohli and Tests specialist Ishant Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara got vaccinated.
“It is advised that they take Covishield in India because it is based on the AstraZeneca vaccine, a UK product. They may get the second shot in the UK. Getting a different vaccine [Covaxin] here is of no use,” a BCCI source was quoted by The Times of India.
— Mohammad Shami (@MdShami11) July 9, 2021
India is set to take on England in five-match Test series starting from August 4th at Nottingham.
|India’s tour of England Schedule 2021-22|
|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 Tour of England – 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
Live Broadcast & Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network will Live broadcast the India Tour of England in the Indian Sub-Continent while SonyLIV will live stream the series.