The speculations on India captain Rohit Sharma playing the 5th Test against England are still on. Rohit tested positive for Covid-19 a few days back, and still, India have not announced their new skipper. However, India head coach Rahul Dravid has confirmed that the star player is being monitored by the BCCI medical team and hasn’t been ruled out of the Edgbaston Test against England, beginning on July 1.
According to Dravid, the Indian team management will take a final decision after examining two more test reports of Rohit.
The 35-year old Sharma tested positive on the second day of the warm-up match in Leicester last week and is currently serving the five-day isolation as recommended by the UK government. Today was the fifth day, but Rohit was absent from India’s training session.
“Rohit is being monitored by our medical team, he has not yet been ruled out. Obviously, he needs to get the negative test to be available. So we will keep monitoring that, we’ve still got close to 36 hours to go. He will have a test later tonight and maybe one tomorrow morning as well. And then we’ll see,” Dravid said in a virtual press conference.
India lead 5-match Test series 2-1.