Reports | Rohit Sharma tests Covid-19 negative, to be available for first T20I vs England

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Rohit Sharma tests Covid-19 negative on Sunday.

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Reports | Rohit Sharma tests Covid-19 negative, to be available for first T20I vs England

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SportsCafe Desk

07/03/2022

According to a report by PTI, India's full-time all-format captain Rohit Sharma is out of isolation on Sunday after having tested negative for Covid-19. Thus, the 35-year-old will be available for the limited-overs series against England, beginning on July 7 with the first T20I in Southampton.

Ahead of the three-match T20I series against England, Indian fans became supremely happy after knowing that Rohit Sharma -- their full-time all-format captain -- returned negative for Covid-19 on Sunday. Hence, he is now out of isolation and set to take part in the upcoming two limited-overs series against Jos Buttler's newly-looked England, starting from June 7 in Southampton.

Notably, Rohit was ruled out of the rescheduled fifth Test match against England, taking place at Edgbaston, as he tested positive for the virus on the second day of India's four-day warm-up game against Leicestershire. Now, after getting rid of it, he will undergo mandatory cardiovascular tests to check lung capacity and how it is functioning post-Covid-19.

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''Yes, Rohit has tested negative and as per medical protocols, is now out of quarantine. However, he is not playing today's T20 warm-up game against Northamptonshire as he will need some recovery time and training ahead of the first T20I,'' a senior BCCI official confirmed the news to PTI.

Rohit tested positive thrice before the ongoing fifth Test match against England. Because of that, India had to pick a new captain in Jasprit Bumrah.

India’s squad for 1st T20I vs England: Rohit Sharma (C), Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaekwad, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik.

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