Rahul Dravid. (Source: Twitter)

Rahul Dravid who had earlier tested positive for COVID-19 is set to join the squad. In Dravid’s absence, VVS Laxman had travelled with the team.

“Mr. Laxman has linked up with the squad in Dubai along with vice-captain Mr. KL Rahul, Mr. Deepak Hooda and Mr. Avesh Khan, who travelled from Harare,” the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had said.

“Mr Laxman, who travelled with the Indian team that played the ODI series in Zimbabwe will oversee the team’s preparation in the absence of Mr Rahul Dravid, who tested positive for COVID-19 before the team’s departure to the UAE. Mr Dravid will join the team once he tests negative and is cleared by the BCCI Medical Team,” the BCCI had said.