Indian Players Reach London, Rohit Sharma, Dravid, Pant and Other Players To Leave On Monday
By CricShots - Jun 16, 2022 4:18 pm
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Virat Kohli, fast bowler, Jasprit Burmah, and other members of the Indian team have reached London. The Indian team boarded a flight to London on Thursday morning. Among another Indian cricketer, who was on that plane to London were off-spinner R Ashwin, allrounder Ravindra Jadeja, pacers Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, and Prasidh Krishna, batter Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari and wicketkeeper KS Bharat.

Rohit Sharma posted a picture with Rishabh Pant from Southampton

India head coach Rahul Dravid will be joining teh Indian cricketers in England after the conclusion of the T20I series against South Africa on Sunday. India will be locking horns with England in one Test from July 1-5 at Edgbaston, and then three ODIs and as many T20Is. Unlike last time though, with no bio-bubble in place, there will be no charter flights for the players as they were tested for Covid-19 before boarding the flight for England. India will have a short camp ahead of the warm-up match on June 24 in Leicester.

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In a bid to prepare themselves for the tour of Ireland, National Cricket Academy coaches Sitanshu Kotak, Sairaj Bahutule and Munish Bali will take charge of the proceedings in ongoing India vs South Africa series from the 4th T20. The trio will then accompany NCA chief VVS Laxman, as part of the support staff for the Ireland series.

Rahul Dravid
Indian head coach, Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid will be in charge for the entirety of the series against South Africa. NCA coaches Sairaj Bahutule, Munish Bali and Sitanshu Kotak will be taking over responsibilities for the final two matches in Rajkot and Bengaluru. The rest of David’s coaching staff – Vikram Rathour, Paras Mhambrey, and T Dilip have traveled with the Test players to England. Rahul Dravid, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul will depart on June 19 after the SA series.

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A separate squad for the Ireland series is to be named. VVS Laxman, the squad for the Ireland tour, and the coaches will depart on June 22. BCCI has asked Rohit Sharma and the players selected for the Test squad to assemble in Mumbai by June 15. All players barring Rohit, Shreyas Iyer, and Rishabh Pant will leave for England on June 16. All players will have two sets of RT-PCR Covid tests before boarding the flight for England.

If anyone tests positive, they will have to wait and serve a mandatory isolation period before leaving for England. The second batch including head coach Rahul Dravid and Rohit Sharma will leave for London from Bengaluru on June 20. Like last time, players can take their families with them on England tour.

India Squad for the Test in England 

Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul (vc), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant (wk), KS Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Prasidh Krishna.