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 will have three days to train before India Test series starts. (Reuters Photo)
- England squad will get three days to train before first Test in Chennai
- England squad will fly to Chennai on Wednesday for the first two Tests
- England will undergo a strict quarantine on arrival 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 in a four-Test series, with the first two matches set to played 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.
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, 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.
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.
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.