The Indian cricket team’s preparation suffered Tuesday after their coach Rahul Dravid tested positive for COVID-19, putting his participation in the international competition in jeopardy. The T20 Asia Cup is just around the corner.
Before the Men in Blue left for the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where the Asia Cup will be played, Indian media reported that the former captain’s test was positive.After recent travels to England and the West Indies, the head coach also took a sabbatical. VVS Laxman took over for the Harare series, which India won 3-0 in the ODIs.
Jasprit Bumrah was not included in India’s tournament roster when they made that announcement last week because he was unable to recuperate from an injury.In 2021, Bumrah, a specialist in yorkers, played eight T20Is. At a 14.80 average, the right-arm bowler collected 10 wickets. His best bowling figures during the previous 12 months were 2-10.
The 28-year-old pacer, who has taken 69 wickets in 58 T20 Internationals at an average of 19.46, is regarded as one of the world’s deadliest pacers. In his three overs in the T20 World Cup 2021 match against Pakistan, he gave up 22 runs.