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Following a string of positive Covid-19 results, India has called up Mayank Agarwal for the forthcoming three-match ODI series against the West Indies.
As part of India's pre-series testing routine, three members of the playing squad, one of the standby players, and three members of the coaching staff have all returned positive RT-PCR tests.
The squad was instructed to conduct testing at home and only fly to Ahmedabad on Monday if the findings were negative. Opening batter Shikhar Dhawan, standby bowler Navdeep Saini, and coaches T. Dilip and B. Lokesh all returned positive results from Monday’s initial round of testing.
Ruturaj Gaikwad tested negative on Monday, but returned a positive result to a test conducted on Tuesday, while batter Shreyas Iyer and massage therapist Rajeev Kumar have subsequently returned positive tests in Wednesday’s third round of testing.
All players and coaches to have returned positive results will stay in isolation until making a complete recovery. Agarwal is the only player to have been added to the ODI squad.
The upcoming three-game ODI series against West Indies is scheduled to start on Sunday 6 February, with a T20I series to follow between Wednesday 16 February and Sunday 20 February.
ODI squad: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (Vice-captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Surya Kumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohd. Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan, Mayank Agarwal.
T20I squad: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (Vice-captain), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Surya Kumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Ravi Bishnoi, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Mohd. Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel.