Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer and Rory Burns will be arriving in India today on a commercial flight. The touring England team will be playing four Tests, five T20Is and three ODIs. The first match of the two-month-long tour will commence from February 5 in Chennai.
Rest of the England players who are playing in Sri Lanka will arrive in India on either January 26 or 27 after the second Test match is concluded. The players of India and England will be going under a six-day quarantine at Chennai’s Leela Palace from January 27, before resuming training on February 2.
According to media reports, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer and Rory Burns, who aren’t playing in Sri Lanka will land either in New Delhi or Mumbai, where they will have to undergo COVID-19 testing. The three English players would be kept in insolation for at least six hours until they get their results. A negative report would enable them to travel to Chennai and undergo a separate quarantine before they join the rest of their teammates.
On the other hand, the Indian team is also scheduled to check into the hotel on January 27 before following the same protocols.
Ravichandran Ashwin, Washington Sundar and Bharat Arun who are from Chennai also touched down on Friday morning. But the Indian players are currently spending time with their loved ones after a historic Test series victory in Australia.