Eng vs Ind: Rohit is being monitored, not yet ruled out of Edgbaston Test, confirms coach Dravid

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Thu, 30/06/2022
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Eng vs Ind: Rohit is being monitored by medical team, not yet ruled out of Edgbaston Test, confirms coach Dravid
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Rahul Dravid, the head coach of India, said on Wednesday that captain Rohit Sharma, who tested positive for Covid-19, is being monitored by the BCCI medical staff and is still expected to play in the July 1 Edgbaston Test against England. 

Dravid claims that the management of the Indian squad would make a final choice after reviewing the results of Rohit's next two tests. 

"Rohit is being watched over by our medical staff. He hasn't yet been disqualified. He obviously has to improve. He will undergo tests tomorrow morning and evening. There are still 36 hours until the game, "In a fictitious press conference, Dravid said.

The coach added that Chetan Sharma, the top selector, will provide clarification regarding Rohit's health, and that they would determine the starting XI for the rescheduled Test only after fully evaluating the circumstances. 

On the second day of the exhibition game in Leicester last week, the star opener tested positive, and he is now undergoing the five-day isolation that the UK government has advised. In the Edgbaston Test, Jasprit Bumrah might captain Team India if Rohit is unable to recuperate in time.

It's noteworthy that India chose not to choose a vice-captain after KL Rahul, who was selected as Rohit's assistant when the team was chosen in May, was unable to play due to a groyne injury sustained earlier this month. 

During India's previous Test series at home against Sri Lanka, Bumrah served as vice captain. By the way, the bowler will be serving as captain for the first time. He has never captained a cricket team before. Additionally, he will lead India as its first fast bowler since Kapil Dev.