India vs England 2022 5th Test: Indian captain Rohit Sharma has tested positive for COVID-19 as per the Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) conducted on Saturday (June 25). According to the BCCI, Indian captain Rohit Sharma has been kept in isolation at the team hotel and is under the supervision of the BCCI medical team. Rohit has given RT-PCR test this morning, and the result of the RT-PCR will come tonight at 8 pm. The chances of the test turning negative remain as Rohit has tested positive only in the Rapid Antigen Test, which gives quick results; hence, there is still a chance of testing negative for COVID-19.
India vs England 2022 5th Test: Who will be captain in absence of Rohit?
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The big question is, who will lead Team India in India vs. England 2022 5th Test? Will Virat Kohli take this responsibility? Currently, India is leading 2-1 in this test series, and the credit goes to Virat Kohli, who led Team India brilliantly in four test matches. If the selectors give the responsibility to Virat Kohli, it will be against the normal procedure. In many cases, when the captain is unavailable, the responsibility goes to the vice-captain, but both are not available to play in this situation. If the selectors do not accept Virat as the captain, then the chances of giving this responsibility to Rishabh Pant are high. Recently, Rishabh Pant led Team India to a 2-2 win in the T20 series against South Africa.
India vs England 2022 5th Test: Strongest Predicted Playing 11 for Team India
Indian team captain, vice-captain Rohit Sharma, and KL Rahul are excellent openers. Still, Rohit Sharma cannot play due to a positive test of Covid-19, and KL Rahul has been battling a back injury recently ahead of the home T20I series against South Africa. Let’s see the strongest possible playing 11 for Team India.
- Shubman Gill
- KS Bharat
- Cheteshwar Pujara
- Virat Kohli
- Rishabh Pant
- Hanuma Vihrai
- Ravichandran Ashwin
- Shardul Thakur
- Mohammed Shami
- Jasprit Bumrah
- Mohammed Siraj
Rishabh Pant can captain Team India in India vs. England 5th Test, Shubman Gill and KS Bharat can play as openers, and Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Hanuma Vihari will play as the middle-order batsman. Ravichandran Ashwin and Shardul Thakur will play the all-rounders role, and Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammad Siraj will be the three fast bowlers.
India vs England 2022 5th Test: Match Details:
Tournament: India Tour of England 2022
Type: Test Series – 5th Test Match
Where: Edgbaston, Birmingham
When: July 1-5, 3:30 pm IST