Ben Stokes, Archer, Rory Burns hits ground ahead of first test

Last Modified Saturday, 30 January 2021 (12:42 IST)
Chennai: After completing the mandatory six day quarantine period, all rounder Ben Stokes, speedster Jofra and reserve opener had a training session at the historic Chepauk staidum ahead of the first of the two tests against India beginning on February five.
The trio along with reserve players and support staff, who were not part of the Sri Lanka test series, which England won 2-0, landed in the city much earlier and went on quarantine.

After clearing the three mandatory corona tests, the trio had their first training session at the Chepauk today under hot sun.
"The first group of players--Archer, Burns and Stokes--will practice daily in the morning for the next three days. The training is limited to a two-hour session," England media manager Danny Reuben said.

After the first test upon landing here on January 27 from Sri Lanka, the full England team members underwent the second COVID-19 test yesterday and all the results returned
negative, he said. Both the Indian and England team would be having their first training session from February two.(UNI)