India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I: Bad news for India, Krunal Pandya tests positive for COVID-19; second T20I postponed

India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I: Bad news for India, Krunal Pandya tests positive for COVID-19; second T20I postponed for Tuesday
India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I: Bad news for India, Krunal Pandya tests positive for COVID-19; second T20I postponed for Tuesday

India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I: Bad news for India, Krunal Pandya tests positive for COVID-19; second T20I postponed- With all-rounder Krunal Pandya testing positive for COVID-19, Tuesday’s T20I between India and Sri Lanka has been postponed and is likely to take place on Wednesday if the rest test negative.

Speaking to ANI, sources in the know of developments said Krunal has tested COVID-19 positive and that forced the two teams to go into isolation till reports come in of the rest of the players.

“Krunal has tested positive and the T20I on Tuesday has been postponed and will happen on Wednesday if all the others test negative. The players are currently isolating,” the source said.

India Playing XI vs SL 2nd T20: Will Hardik Pandya be benched for 2nd T20 after string of poor performances in Sri Lanka

India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I: Bad news for India, Krunal Pandya tests positive for COVID-19; second T20I postponed

BCCI later officially confirmed.

“The second T20I between Sri Lanka and India originally scheduled to be played on July 27 has been pushed forward by a day and will now take place on Wednesday, July 28,” BCCI said in a statement.

The entire contingent is undergoing RT-PCR tests on Tuesday and based on the results, the schedule will be decided. Currently, eight members of the squad have been identified as close contacts and have been put into isolation.

“Following the Rapid Antigen Tests conducted ahead of the match on Tuesday morning, Team India all-rounder Krunal Pandya was found to be positive. The Medical Teams have identified eight members as close contacts. The entire contingent is undergoing RT-PCR tests today to ascertain any further outbreak in the squad,” BCCI added in the statement.

India’s tour of Sri Lanka, 2021 – T20I series (Revised) – Timing: 8PM IST 
S.No. Date Match Venue
1 28th July 2nd T20I Colombo
2 29th July 3rd T20I Colombo

 

This puts a question mark on opener Prithvi Shaw as well as Suryakumar Yadav as they were set to travel to England as a replacement for the Test series against England. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday informed that the All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav as replacements for the upcoming Test series against England as all-rounder Washington Sundar, batsman Shubman Gill and pacer Avesh Khan have been ruled out of the tour due to injuries.

As per the release, Sundar had taken an injection on his right-hand bowling finger during the three-day practice game against County Select XI. However, his recovery will take longer than expected and he is not bowling-fit. As a result, the spinner has been ruled out of the remainder of the England tour.

Fast bowler Avesh Khan suffered a blow to his left thumb on Day 1 of the warm-up game. He was taken for an X-Ray and the result confirmed a fracture. A specialist was consulted for further management of his injury. He is ruled out of India’s Tour of England.

“Opening batsman Shubman Gill sustained a developing stress reaction on his left lower leg (shin) during the World Test Championship final. This was confirmed via an MRI scan. He is ruled out of the tour and has returned back to India,” stated BCCI in an official release.

India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I: Bad news for India, Krunal Pandya tests positive for COVID-19; second T20I postponed

For more sports news and India vs Sri Lanka updates, follow us at insidesport.co

Advertisement