March 3, 2021

England cricketers arrive in Chennai for Test match against India | Cricket News

Chennai: Members of the England cricket team, including captain Joe Root, arrived in the city on Wednesday for the four-match series against India.
Airport sources said some Indian soldiers and members of the support staff also landed in the southern city.

Route & Co flew from Sri Lanka to the hotel at 10.30 am, where members of both teams will be placed as part of the life bubble, a Tamil Nadu Cricket Association official said.
England won the Test match against Sri Lanka 2-0 on Monday. Root dropped two big centuries.
Star all-rounder Ben Stokes and Joffre Archer arrived in the city on Sunday and are in isolation.

While some Indian players, including star batsman Rohit Sharma and Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane, arrived on Tuesday night, some of the Brisbane Test-winning series stars like Cheteshwar Pujara, Jaspreet Bumra and Rishabh Bandh arrived on Wednesday morning.
Team coach Ravi Shastri flew from Mumbai, like many players across the country.
Captain Virat Kohli will arrive later on Wednesday.
Players from both teams will stay in a survival bubble at Hotel Leela Palace as part of the isolation protocol and will be tested for COVID-19, a TNCA official said.
“They will be in isolation for six days and are due to start training from February 2,” the official added.
The first Test will be played at the MA Chidambaram ground from February 5 and the second Test will be played from February 13.
Chennai last played a Test match against England in December 2016.

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