Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has joined the team in Durham, where they are currently engaged in a three-day warm-up match at Emirates Riverside against Select County XI.
Pant, who had tested positive for COVID-19 on July 8, was in isolation when the Indian team left for Durham on July 15. He was asymptomatic while isolating as per a BCCI statement.
In Pant’s absence, KL Rahul assumed wicketkeeping responsibility in the ongoing three-day practice match against County Select XI. Rahul slammed a ton in the first innings, going retired-out on 101.
Earlier, the Indian bowlers shined in the practice game against CSXI, leaving the side at 220/9 at the end of day 2. Umesh Yadav was the most impressive of the lot, ending with figures of 3/22 in 15 overs. Mohammed Siraj picked two wickets, while Jasprit Bumrah also had a wicket to his name.
The Indian Test team will return to action in the five-match series against England, which begins on August 4. The first Test takes place at Trent Bridge.
India had scored 311 in the first innings.
The series between India and England will also mark the start of the second edition of the World Test Championship.