Young Indian riflemen Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav have tested negative for COVID-19 as revealed by their latest tests on Sunday. the BCCI Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav have been announced as replacements for Chopman Gill and Washington Sundar for the five Test series in England, starting on Wednesday. The pair will leave for England within the next 24 hours.
Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav were forced to stay in Sri Lanka after being identified as one of the close contacts of Kronal Pandya. Kronal Pandya was one of three Indian players who tested positive for the virus in the recently concluded White Ball Tour in Sri Lanka. Due to close contact with Pandya, Shaw and Yadav did not play the last two T20Is of the three game series. Moreover, they had to delay their departure.
A source claimed that Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav are waiting for their visas because weekends have caused them not to be picked up from the UK Embassy office in Sri Lanka. She also revealed that the travel agent is doing everything possible to ensure that they get it and travel to their destination within the next 24 hours. The European Central Bank and the Bank for Credit and International Trade have put in place some special provisions for the transfer of players from Sri Lanka.
They are waiting for their visas. Due to the two holidays (Saturday and Sunday), they could not get the same amount through the UK Embassy office in Sri Lanka. The travel agent is following up and it is hoped that they will leave within 24 hours to join the India team in England.” The sources said, according to the Deccan Chronicle.
Suryakumar Yadav is yet to play in India’s red ball form:
Unlike Prithvi Show, Suryakumar Yadav has not played test cricket yet, making his international debut only this year. The right-handed batsman has been impressive in all his fixtures thus far, translating his extensive domestic experience into the international arena.
But Yadav has a convincing record in first-class cricket, scoring 5,326 times in 77 first-class matches at a price of 44.01, with 14 tons. Meanwhile, Prithvi Show has so far appeared in five Tests, running 339 rounds in 42.37, having made a ton in the debut. He hasn’t played that form since his first Test against Australia last year in Adelaide.