Team India moves to Lord’s ahead of the second test

Team India was seen moving to Lord’s stadium, with Cheteshwar Pujara posting a snap on his Instagram account.  The picture was revealed as he was travelling with the team members on a bus. The team shifted location on 9 August (Monday) after concluding the first Test in Nottingham.

The second Test begins from 12 August at Lord’s. The series opener was a draw after the final day’s play was washed out due to bad weather and a wet outfield. According to a PTI report, all the staff and team travelling to Lord’s were tested negative for RT-PCR.

Suryakumar Yadav and Prithvi Shaw, who have travelled to the UK as replacements, have remained in Nottingham to complete their quarantine. The duo will only complete their 10-day quarantine on 13 August.

So, Yadav and Shaw will be joining the training from 14 August and will be available for selection from the third Test, starting 25 August at Leeds. The nine-day gap between second and third Test will certainly give the duo ample chance to train and get match ready.

BCCI President Sourav Ganguly will be heading to London on 10 August (today), to watch the second Test at Lord’s. The move from red to amber list means that any person who is fully vaccinated as per UK health authorities’ protocol will not need to serve the mandatory 10-day hard quarantine period.

Shaw and Yadav are currently serving the waiting period, having arrived in a commercial flight from Colombo. It is also expected that secretary vice-president Rajiv Shukla, Jay Shah, treasurer Arun Dhumal might be in the UK to watch the Indian team play at some point during the series.

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