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Rahul Dravid tests positive for COVID-19, likely to miss Asia Cup 2022

Team India head coach Rahul Dravid has tested positive for COVID-19, the Indian cricket board confirmed on Tuesday.

“Team India Head Coach Rahul Dravid has tested positive for COVID-19 in a routine test conducted ahead of the team's departure to the UAE for Asia Cup 2022. Dravid is under the supervision of the BCCI Medical team and has mild symptoms. He will join the team once he returns with a negative COVID-19 report. The rest of the team will assemble in UAE on 23rd August, 2022,” BCCI stated in an official release.

Team India will be playing their first match of the tournament on August 28 against arch-rivals Pakistan. It is important to note that Dravid had not traveled with the team to Zimbabwe for the three-match ODI series, that concluded on Monday.

Team India had defeated Zimbabwe 3-0 in the three-match ODI series. The visitors won the third and final ODI by 13 runs on Monday. Shubman Gill starred with the bat as he played a knock of 130, hitting his first international century.

Dravid had taken charge of India's senior side after the T20 World Cup last year.

India's squad for Asia Cup: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan.

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