“This now means that India’s touring game against Leicestershire from June 24 will not be as aggressive as coach Rahul Dravid wanted it to be, as the medical advice is not to overload players after experiencing Covid-19,” the source said. ‘
BCCI official has to say about Ashwin, ‘We are hopeful that he will recover before the start of the Test match from July 1. However, his playing in the warm-up match against Leicestershire is doubtful. After the Indian Premier League (IPL), Ashwin played in a match in the longer format of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) league in preparation for a Test match where he bowled 20 overs.
Team India will take on England in Birmingham, which is the last match of the five-match Test series that was halted due to the Kovid-19 infection last year. India is currently leading 2-1 in this series. After the Edgbaston Test, India and England will play three ODIs and as many T20Is.