IND vs WI Corona Hit On Team India as 3 players including Shikhar Dhawan found positive with the virus infection before the first ODI. The Indian team has been hit by an outbreak of Covid-19 infection. The team assembled in Ahmedabad on Monday to play the three-match ODI Series against West Indies which is due to start on February 6th, according to sources the infected players are senior opener Shikhar Dhawan, reserve opener Ruturaj Gaikwad, and middle-order batter Shreyas Iyer.
Mayank Agarwal has been included in the ODI team after opener Shikhar Dhawan and Rituraj came positive. Even KL Rahul will not be able to play in the first ODI due to his sister’s marriage. Rohit and Mayank can open in the first ODI.
No fans for ODI
The ODI series is all set to be played behind closed doors, with India currently experiencing a third wave of the pandemic. The Gujarat Cricket Association earlier this week confirmed, that the fans won’t be allowed to watch the matches from the stands at the Narendra Modi Stadium, due to the Omicron threat in the country.
On Thursday, the corona report of all except three players came negative. Team India trained without Dhawan, Rituraj and Iyer. The Indian team started training on Thursday for the three-match ODI series against West Indies starting from February 6. Apart from three players Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan, and Rituraj Gaikwad, the RT-PCR report of all the other players has come negative, after which the players have come on the field for practice.
These players will not be able to play
According to a report, it is difficult for Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, and Ruturaj Gaikwad to play in the first one-day match that is to be played on Sunday. These three players are still in isolation after being found corona positive. The good thing is that the reports of all the players of the West Indies team are all negative.
India will play the 1000th ODI match
When the Indian team goes to play the first ODI against West Indies on 6 February, it will be their one-day match for the 1000th time. They will become the first team to do so. In 999 matches, India has won 518 matches, lost 431 matches, 9 are tied, and 41 are in vain.