Ind vs WI second ODI match will be played on 9th February in Ahemdabad. There is a piece of good news for the Indian team prior to the second One-day international. Opening batsman for the team, Shikhar Dhawan, and Middle-order batsman Shreyas Iyer’s Covid report came as Negative. Both of them are now Covid free. As per the sources, Shikhar and Shreyas both have been allowed now to participate in the Practice Sessions.
According to the reports, “Covid test for both Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer is Negative. Both players will now be available for the upcoming matches of the ongoing series. However, Rituraj Gaikwad will still remain in isolation and won’t be available for now.
Four players were Corona positive
It is notable that four players of the Indian Cricket team were found corona positive just before the India-West Indies series. Opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan, Rituraj Gaikwad, Middle-order batsman Shreyas Iyer and fast bowler Navdeep Saini were the players who were infected with Covid-19. Because of this, all four players were not included in the playing eleven for the first One Day match.
Mayank Agarwal and Ishan Kishan were added to the first ODI team after these players were excluded. Mayank Agarwal could not be part of the team for the first ODI due to the quarantine conditions. But as the quarantine period for Mayank is complete. he will be available for the next matches of the series. Ishan Kishan got the chance to open the innings for the team in the first ODI.
KL Rahul will also be available
After the 6 wickets victory for India in the first ODI against West Indies, the team will play its second ODI match on 9th February in Ahemdabad. India will have Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer as options for the playing eleven. Along with these two, Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul will also be available for the second ODI. Where Mayank Agarwal could not be a part of the team in the first match has completed his quarantine period. KL Rahul is also back to the team after attending his sister’s marriage.
Need to keep the momentum alive
Before the second ODI match, Suryakumar said, “There is not any challenge for the team to bat first. What I think is that we kept things simple. Our team chased down the target of 176 runs with a good pace and we need to keep that momentum continue ahead. We will keep batting as in our last match. The one requirement will only be that to score a big target for the opponent, we need to try to bat all 50 overs. According to me, the way we batted in the last match was perfect.”
Kuldeep can also make a comeback
Team India’s spinner Kuldeep Yadav made a comeback after a long time to the team. It was expected that he would be part of the playing eleven in the first match but was not. Although now it seems from Kuldeep’s tweet that he can be part of the squad for the next ODI. Kuldeep shared his photo on Twitter with the caption, “Final touch before the Big Game!!”.