Ind vs Eng: After Returning Negative Covid-19 Tests, teams to Train As a Group on Tuesday
Members of the Indian and English cricket team have completed their period in quarantine and can begin outdoor training from Tuesday (February 2).
“The Indian cricket team completed their quarantine period today(monday) in Chennai. Three RT-PCR tests for COVID-19 were conducted at regular intervals and all tests have returned negative results.
The team will have their first outdoor session today (Monday) from 5 pm and nets sessions will begin from tomorrow,” BCCI said in a statement on Monday.
England too have completed their quarantine and will take the field for the first time on Tuesday.
Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer and Rory Burns, who did not travel with the team to Sri Lanka for an earlier assignment, completed their quarantine earlier and have been training.
England will be playing four Tests, five T20Is and three ODIs. The first Test will begin from Friday (February 5).
India only need to win the four-match Test series against England, beginning February 5.
With a 2-0 margin to seal a spot in the World Test Championship (WTC) final, to be played in June at Lord’s, London. If India lose one Test against England, they will need to win the other three matches of the series
England, on the other hand, need to beat India 3-0. Even a 2-2 drawn series will not be enough for England to go past India and finish among the top two on the WTC final.
Ind vs Eng Tests will form part of the inaugural 2019–21 ICC World Test Championship, and the ODI series will form part of the inaugural 2020–23 ICC Cricket World Cup Super League.