Ind vs SL 2nd T20I Colombo Postponed due to Krunal Pandya tests positive for COVID-19
The second T20I international between India and Sri Lanka has been postponed to Wednesday 28th July 2021. The teams are in isolation currently, according to ANI
The second T20I will be played 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.
This puts a question mark on opener Prithvi Shaw as well as Suryakumar Yadav as they were set to travel to England as 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.
NEWS : Krunal Pandya tests positive.
Second Sri Lanka-India T20I postponed to July 28.
The entire contingent is undergoing RT-PCR tests today to ascertain any further outbreak in the squad.#SLvIND
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 27, 2021
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.