Indian goalkeeper Rishabh Pant joined the test team on Wednesday after completing his recovery from COVID-19. On July 8, Pant had a positive test for the dreaded virus.
BCCI has confirmed Pant’s arrival on their official Twitter account.
“Hello @ RishabhPant17, it’s great to be back,” BCCI wrote.
In the absence of Pant, KL Rahul took responsibility for the fight against the door in the ongoing three-day training match against County Select XI. Rahul hit a tone in the first innings, retiring to 101.
There is no official update to Wriddhiman Sahahowever, who was also in isolation after Pant’s infection.
The Indian test team will return to action in a series of five matches against England, which begins on August 4. The first test is conducted at Trent Bridge.
Earlier, Indian bowling shone in the practice game against CSXI, leaving the country at 220/9 at the end of day 2. Umesh Yadav was the most impressive of the batch, ending with numbers 3/22 for 15 overs. Mohamed Siraj chose two gates while Jasprit Bumrah there was also a door in his name.
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.