The Indian batting duo of Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer have reportedly resumed training. They had previously tested positive for COVID-19, alongside the likes of Ruturaj Gaikwad, Navdeep Saini and four other members of support staff and it was reported ahead of India’s ODI series against West Indies. They also underwent isolation and missed the opening game on Sunday and the second ODI as well. Their training resumed at the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad, the venue of the entire ODI series. They are under the watchful eyes of the BCCI medical team.
Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer preparing for the return
“Both of them (Shreyas Iyer and Shikhar Dhawan) are allowed to light training as per the protocol. However, the medical team will monitor them before a decision is taken about their availability,” a source in the BCCI was quoted as saying by The Hindu, indicating that the Board may not want to rush things.
India picked up a comprehensive win in the opening clash. West Indies collapsed for a low total of 176 while batting first at the venue. India chased down the score without any hassle as they reached the target score in just 28 overs and clinched the opening contest by six wickets. The Men in Blue now have a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
KL Rahul joined the squad in the second clash after he was unavailable for the first game. His Karnataka teammate Mayank Agarwal is also available for selection. The first ODI saw Ishan Kishan opening with skipper Rohit Sharma.