IND vs SL T20 Series: Shaw, Suryakumar, Hardik, Ishan Kishan among 9 Indian players completely isolated, not available for 2nd, 3rd T20

IND vs SL T20 Series: Shaw, Suryakumar, Hardik, Ishan Kishan among 9 Indian players completely isolated, not available for 2nd, 3rd T20
IND vs SL T20 Series: Shaw, Suryakumar, Hardik, Ishan Kishan among 9 Indian players completely isolated, not available for 2nd, 3rd T20

IND vs SL T20 Series – Covid-19 Hits Indian Cricket: The BCCI & Sri Lanka Cricket both have announced that 2nd T20 between India vs Sri Lanka will be played today – but unfortunately 9 Indian cricketers will not be part of the match. According to the information available with InsideSport.co, this includes the likes of Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan, opener Devdutt Padikkal and off-spinner Krishnappa Gowtham. All of these cricketers are considered as close contacts of Covid-19 positive case of Krunal Pandya in the team.

IND vs SL T20 Series: Shaw, Suryakumar, Hardik, Ishan Kishan among 9 Indian players completely isolated, not available for 2nd, 3rd T20

The good part is all 8 close contacts tested negative in 1st RT PCR Test on Tuesday. The source in Sri Lanka Cricket informed InsideSport that all Indian & Sri Lanka Cricketers will again be tested on Wednesday morning.

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“Both teams will be retested in morning. Few of the Indian cricketers are in complete isolation and they will not play any further part in the series. We at SLC are all monitoring the situation. We are sure today’s match will go ahead”, confirmed the SLC Source

IND vs SL T20 Series: Shaw, Suryakumar, Hardik, Ishan Kishan among 9 Indian players completely isolated, not available for 2nd, 3rd T20

IND vs SL T20 Series – Covid-19 Hits Indian Cricket: Despite 8 close contacts of Krunal Pandya testing negative for Covid in the fresh round of RT-PCR test, all of them have been ruled out of the remaining two matches of the T20 series, set to conclude on July 29.

Now It also raises the question of whether India will be able to field a team for the 2nd T20 on July 28 and the 3rd on July 29.

Apparently, Krunal tested positive for Covid-19 following Rapid Antigen tests conducted ahead of Tuesday’s game. The player was sent into isolation and an RTPCR test was called for.

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Shaw & Surya’s Tour of England in Jeopardy? The most worrying thing is that both Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav are among the eight players who have been identified as Krunal’s close contacts.

Shaw and Yadav were on Monday named as replacements to fly from Colombo to England, to join the Indian team gearing up for the five Test matches against England.

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While Shaw and Yadav are set to play the remaining two T20Is in Colombo, it’s clear that they will not be able to fly to England anytime soon.