India vs West Indies: KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal join Team India, Navdeep Saini returns from Covid isolation

By | February 7, 2022

India vs West Indies: While KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal joined the India camp after missing the first ODI, Navdeep Saini, who tested positive for Covid-19, also trained in Ahmedabad on Monday.

KL Rahul missed the first ODI against West Indies due to personal reason (Courtesy of BCCI)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • KL Rahul missed the first ODI due to personal reasons
  • Mayank Agarwal completed his quarantine period in Ahmedabad
  • Navdeep Saini had contracted Covid-19 last week

Vice-captain KL Rahul and opener Mayank Agarwal joined Team India camp in Ahmedabad on Monday, days ahead of the 2nd ODI against the West Indies. Meanwhile, Navdeep Saini, who was in isolation after contracting Covid-19, is also back with the team.

Rahul, Mayank and Saini were seen training at the Narendra Modi Stadium as India began preparation for the 2nd ODI, which will be played on Wednesday.

Notably, KL Rahul had missed the first ODI due to personal reasons. Mayank was not part of the squad for the 1st ODI as he was still completing his quarantine after having been added to the squad last week following Covid-19 cases in the Indian camp.

Notably, the trio of Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shreyas Iyer along with 4 members of the support staff and backup player Saini tested positive for Covid-19 upon their arrival in Ahmedabad. The BCCI said all 8 members of the team entered isolation and were monitored by the BCCI medical team.

The rest of the team trained and took the field during the first ODI after returning negative RT-PCR tests last week.

The BCCI selection committee also added Ishan Kishan and Shahrukh Khan in the squad for the first ODI against the West Indies on Sunday.

Notably, Ishan opened the batting with captain Rohit Sharma as India successfully gunned down a target of 177 in what was their 1000th ODI. Rohit, who returned from a hamstring injury that kept him out of the tour of South Africa, led from the front with the bat with a 51-ball 60 while Suryakumar Yadav and debutant Deepak Hooda came up with crucial contributions after India suffered a middle- order wobble.

Earlier on Sunday, leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar picked up 7 wickets between them as West Indies were bundled out for 176 despite Jason Holder hitting a fifty.

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