Indian Test team will start their campaign against England for a five match Test series starting from 4th August 2021 at Trent Bridge which will mark the resumption of second cycle of World Test Championship and the recent two addition of Indian squad is Surya Kumar Yadav and Prithvi shaw who have been recently tested negative with COVID-19 and they are all set to join team India in England soon.
With the BCCI making the required travel arrangements in place, the duo is now set to travel and be with the Indian squad for the high-octane five-match Test series against England. This comes as good news for the team as there were reports surfacing that the duo might not make it to the UK due to the government’s strict COVID-19 protocols and restrictions.
“They are waiting for their visas. Because of the two holidays (Saturday and Sunday), they could not receive the same through the United Kingdom Embassy office in Sri Lanka. The travel agent has been following up the matter and it is hoped they would leave within 24 hours to join Team India in England”, One of the sources told Deccan Chronicle.
Based on special provisions two-star batsman will be included in the Indian squad for England series as the latter country has seen a surge in COVID-19 cases so there is a travel restriction on foreign travelers in England. Upon reaching England these two batsmen has to quarantine themselves based on government procedure.
Surya Kumar Yadav and Prithvi Shaw who were part of India’s limited over squad against Sri Lanka where India won ODI series by 2-1 whereas they lost T2o International series by 1-2 as India were looking strong in first T20 International match which they won but unfortunately they lost key players due to Krunal Pandya who was tested positive with COVID-19 and his close contacts including the likes of Surya Kumar Yadav, Prithvi Shaw and others were not allowed to take part in last two matches as they were his close contacts as a precautionary measure they were not allowed to take part in remaining two matches which India lost.