Rajeshwari Gayakwad recovering from Covid-19, left out of India Women squads for England tour

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ESPNcricinfo understands Gayakwad tested positive last month and is currently recovering in Bengaluru

India left-arm spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad has been left out the India Women’s squads for the tour of England because of an injury she is understood to have been carrying during the home series against South Africa earlier this year and also because she is currently recovering from Covid-19.

ESPNcricinfo understands Gayakwad tested positive for Covid-19 last month and is currently recovering in Bengaluru.

India is currently grappling with a devastating second wave of Covid-19, and has recorded upwards of 300,000 new cases every day for the last three weeks. Sachin Tendulkar, S Badrinath, Yusuf Pathan and Harmanpreet Kaur are among the former and current cricketers to have tested positive for the coronavirus in the past two months and recovered since. Families of several other cricketers, including those of MS Dhoni and R Ashwin, have also been affected.

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Annesha Ghosh is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo. @ghosh_annesha

Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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