Rohit Tests Corona Positive, Likely to Miss Edgbaston Test

IND Vs ENG Fifth Test: Indian skipper Rohit Sharma tests Covid-19 positive in a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) conducted by BCCI on Saturday. A statement by BCCI specified that he has been put into isolation and will be under medical check.

An RT-PCR test has been scheduled for him on Sunday to see how severe it is or there are chances he might miss the first and the last test starting from July 1 at Edgbaston.

If that would be the case, there might be chances that pacer Jasprit Bumrah may get a nod for test captaincy as regular vice-captain KL Rahul too isn’t available due to a groin injury.

Bumrah will become the first pacer to lead the Indian test team in 35 years after Kapil Dev led them in 1987.

IND Vs ENG Fifth Test: Rohit was the top scorer in the first 4 tests

If Rohit misses the one-off test, it will be a huge loss to the visitors as already they have lost their vice-captain Rahul and now can’t afford the absence of Rohit. It can be said with the fact that Rohit was the top run-scorer in the first 4 tests India played last year in August.