March 7, 2021

India vs England: Stokes arrives in Chennai, begins five-day isolation | Cricket News

Chennai: England all-rounder Ben Stokes has landed in India and is now enjoying a five-day isolation period in Chennai. India and England are set to lock the horns in four Tests, three ODIs, and five T20s.
The first and second Tests will be played in Chennai from February 5.

The 29-year-old shared a series of Instagram stories on Monday in which he describes what he will be like for the next five days.
“Day 1 isolation, I’m done an isolated isolation, I have to try to make my bed every day, not the best job, but I have to do it. So this is the basis for me for the next five days,” Stokes said in one of his Instagram stories.

In another Instagram story, you can see the allrounder playing a video game called “Call of Duty”.
Stokes previously posted a picture of himself on Twitter and Instagram saying, “See you soon, India.”

The all-rounder arrived in India along with other members of the team who did not participate in the Sri Lankan series.

On Monday, England, led by Joe Root, beat Sri Lanka by six wickets in the second Test. Now, the players selected for the India series will go home and then they will start the period of isolation.
Johnny Barstow has been dropped from India’s 16-man squad for the first two Tests, while openers Jack Crawley and Tom Sibley are part of the squad. The national selectors have retired Burstow, Sam Curran and Mark Wood for the first and second Tests in India.
Under the leadership of Joe Root, England will try to show an enthusiastic performance to increase their chances of reaching the final of the World Test Championship in June.
England squad for first two Tests against India: Joe Root (Yorkshire) (capt), Joffre Archer (Sussex), Moin Ali (Worcestershire), James Anderson (Lancashire), Dom Bess (Yorkshire), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Rory Burns (Surrey), Josep .
Reserves: James Bracy (Clochestershire), Mason Crane (Hampshire), Shakib Mahmood (Lancashire), Matthew Parkinson (Lancashire), Olly Robinson (Sussex), Amar Virti (Surrey).

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