Mayank Agarwal Will Join India Squad For England Test After Rohit Sharma Tests Positive For COVID-19. Agarwal’s most recent Test series was against Sri Lanka in March, where he scored 59 runs in two matches at an average of 19.66. Later, in IPL 2022, he captained Punjab Kings and had a forgettable season.
Mayank Agarwal call up to join the Indian squad in the UK as cover for skipper Rohit Sharma, who has been ruled out of the Edgbaston Test against England after testing positive for COVID-19. Rohit play in the first day of the drawn warm-up game against Leicestershire before being place in isolation. He had tested positive in a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT). The 31-year-old Agarwal had missed out on making the 15-man squad for the game, which begins on July 1, but an opportunity has presented itself after KL Rahul was injured just before the South Africa series, and now Rohit has contracted infection.
“Mayank is flying today as a cover for Rohit and will be available for the Test match if necessary because UK Covid protocols do not require any quarantine period on landing if the RT PCR test is negative,” a BCCI source told PTI.
The fifth Test against England is from last year’s incomplete series, which was postponed until this season due to a COVID-19 outbreak in the Indian camp.
India leads the series 2-1.
Agarwal has played 21 Tests and scored 1488 runs at an average of 41.33. He last played five-day cricket against Sri Lanka at home in March.
In two Tests, he allowed 59 runs (33, 4, 22) in three innings.
He also struggled as the captain of the Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League, scoring 196 runs in 13 games. His team finished sixth out of ten teams in the League.