Rohit Sharma not ruled out of Birmingham Test yet, says Rahul Dravid


New Delhi: India head coach Rahul Dravid on Wednesday provided an update on Rohit Sharma, who tested positive for Covid-19, saying that the captain is still not ruled out of the upcoming fifth Test against England.

India will take on England in the rescheduled match, beginning on July 1 in Birmingham. India are currently leading the five-test match series 2-1.

“So the update on Rohit is that he is being monitored by our medical team, he is not yet been ruled out,” Dravid said in a virtual press conference.

“Obviously, he needs to get the negative test to be available. We will keep monitoring him, we have still got close to 36 hours to go so we he will have a test later tonight and one maybe tomorrow morning as well. We will see, it is really upto the medical team and sports science team to decide on that. We will keep monitoring.”

Rohit tested positive for Covid-19 following a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) conducted on June 25. The BCCI in a statement had said: “He is currently in isolation at the team hotel and is under the care of the BCCI Medical Team. An RT-PCR test will be conducted on Sunday (June 26) to ascertain his CT value.”

India Test Squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant (wk), KS Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohd Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Prasidh Krishna

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