England To Serve 6 Day Quarantine, Get Only 3 Days To Train Before 1st Test

England will be serving a six-day quarantine after landing in India and get only three days to train before the first Test, starting Feb 5 in Chennai. England cricket team will get only three days to train before the Test series against India starts on February 5 due to a six-day quarantine requirement for the visitors. England will land in India after completing their tour of Sri Lanka. England And India Will Play A 4 Test Series At Chennai And Ahmedabad England led by Joe Root and India will play in a four-Test series, with the first two matches set

England To Serve 6 Day Quarantine, Get Only 3 Days To Train Before 1st Test
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England will be serving a six-day quarantine after landing in India and get only three days to train before the first Test, starting Feb 5 in Chennai.

England cricket team will get only three days to train before the Test series against India starts on February 5 due to a six-day quarantine requirement for the visitors. England will land in India after completing their tour of .

England vs Sri Lanka
England vs Sri Lanka – Image Credit: Twitter

England And India Will Play A 4 Test Series At Chennai And Ahmedabad

England led by Joe Root and India will play in a four-Test series, with the first two matches set to play in Chennai, before the series moves to Ahmedabad for the final two Tests. The third Test of the series will be a day-night encounter, starting on 24 February.

Joe Root
Joe Root. Image Credit: Getty Images.

According to a report in ‘The Telegraph’, England will fly to Chennai on Wednesday for the first two Tests of the four-match series and will undergo a strict quarantine on arrival.

Ben Stokes And Jofra Archer Returns While Johnny Bairstow Rested Among Others

Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer and Rory Burns, who have been rested for the ongoing series in Sri Lanka, arrived in India on Sunday night and will get five days to train following their hotel quarantine. It will be the first international series to be held in India amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Ben Stokes (right) and Jonny Bairstow (left)
Ben Stokes (right) and Jonny Bairstow (left) Photo Credit: Getty Images.

The series, to be played in a bio-bubble, is also crucial in the context of the World Test Championship. India are on top of the points table after their memorable series win in Australia. Notably, Jonny Bairstow, Mark Wood and Sam Curran have been rested by England for the first two Tests against India, starting on 5 February in Chennai.

The England selectors have rested for the first two Tests, while wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler will return home after the first Test. The national selectors have rested Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran, and Mark Wood for the first and second Tests in India. Ben Foakes will keep wickets while Ollie Pope will be added to the squad if deemed fit enough.

England squad (for the first two Tests): Joe Root (c), Jofra Archer, Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler*, Zak Crawley, Ben Foakes, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Dom Sibley, Ben Stokes, Olly Stone, Chris Woakes.

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