India cricket team leaves Sri Lanka; Krunal Pandya still in isolation
- India lost the T20 series 1-2 after several players of the squad had to be isolated
- Sri Lanka's Wanindu Hasaranga was adjudged as both the player of the match and the series
- India opener Shikhar Dhawan lead the squad against Sri Lanka
The Indian cricket team left Sri Lanka after completing a six-match white-ball series - three-match One-Day International series and three-match T20I series. However, the Indian all-rounder Krunal Pandya stayed in mandatory isolation in Colombo after he tested positive for COVID-19 a couple of days back.
However, it is yet to be confirmed whether Suryakumar Yadav and Prithvi Shaw, the two UK-bound players will be leaving for England from Sri Lanka itself or will be flying back home and then head to the UK.
India lost the T20 series 1-2 after several players of the squad had to be isolated owing to Krunal's infection.
"Yes, only Krunal will have to stay back in Sri Lanka for the time being due to the mandatory isolation period of one week," a senior BCCI official told PTI on conditions of anonymity.
"After one week, if he has two negative RT-PCR reports, he will be allowed to fly back. Currently, he is in the fourth day of his isolation. All others are free to depart as they have all tested negative," he added.
The ODI series was delayed by five days and then the second T20 International, slated on Tuesday, had to be deferred by a day after Krunal tested positive, having shown symptoms on that day.
Eight other players, who were deemed his close contact, were also isolated and tested.
They were his younger brother Hardik, Shaw and Suryakumar, Manish Pandey, Deepak Chahar, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ishan Kishan and Yuzvendra Chahal.
However, all eight had tested negative.
Sri Lanka's Wanindu Hasaranga was adjudged as both the player of the match and the series. In the 3rd T20I, he dismantled the Indian batting line-up, returning with figures of 4/9 in his stipulated four overs.
Needing 82 to win and seal the series, the hosts overhauled the meagre target in 14.3 overs.