Team India Test captain Rohit Sharma has tested positive for Covid-19 at the Rapid Antigen Test ( RAT ), carried out on Saturday, and is now isolated at the team hotel.

The fifth Test match of the series between India and England will take place on 1st July in Birmingham.

Rohit has been the top-scoring player of India throughout the series, having scored 368 runs over four games at an astonishing mean of 52.27.

Suppose Rohit Sharma is not able to return before five Tests. Then India is likely to play without their first-choice openers since KL Rahul is already excluded from the series.

Team India warm-up match put up an improved performance in the batting department by having Shreyas Iyer (62), Ravindra Jadeja (56) as well as Virat Kohli (67) smashing half-centuries.

If Rohit cannot recover within the time required to undergo a negative test, then Jasprit Bumrah is likely to be named captain from July 1-5, the Edgbaston match.

Rarely have fast bowlers been chosen to captain the team for Indian cricket. The fastest bowler in the world has never led India since Kapil Dev's arrival in March 1987.

In the press conference, Bumrah said he would assume his position as India captaincy if the opportunity arose.

Bumrah, however, is not a captain in any capacity. Whether the selectors will look to Kohli as a temporary captain in a single test is unknown.

Hanuma Vihari is a veteran replacement opener which could be called upon to start an innings in India. Srikar Bharat also has the possibility of starting the game.

The 35-year-old Indian captain is expected to start the game along with Shubman Gill during the Test match, and his selection will now be contingent on the results of his RTPCR test and recovery.

The BCCI has not yet provided any information on Rahul's fitness and has yet to choose an assistant for Rohit.