Mumbai Indians star all-rounders Krunal Pandya and Hardik Pandya have joined the team's camp in Abu Dhabi.
The series initially comprised three ODIs as per the FTP (Future Tours Programme) but the Indian cricket board (BCCI) agreed to play three T20Is on a request from its Sri Lankan counterpart.
It has now emerged that Krunal, after sensing symptoms like throat pain, had immediately red-flagged team's accompanying doctor but neither was a RAT done nor was he isolated.
COVID-19 infected Krunal Pandya out of series, all 8 close contacts test negative but can't take field
Since the close contacts are mostly players, India might have to field a depleted side.
Krunal Pandya, who tested positive on Tuesday morning, has been quarantined and the entire contingent's RT-PCR test reports are awaited.
Defending champions MI will take on Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore in the tournament opener to be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on April 9.
Krunal might have scored 58 runs on debut, but Hardik did not have a good show with the bat as he managed to score just one run.
India's Krunal Pandya turned 30 on Wednesday and wishes poured in from the cricket fraternity for the all-rounder.
After opener Shikhar Dhawan delivered with a solid 98, Krunal (58 not out off 31) smashed the fastest fifty by a debutant to fire India to 317 for five following England's decision to field.
Krunal broke down while being interviewed by the host broadcaster after his blistering unbeaten knock of 58 (31 balls)
For England, all-rounder Ben Stokes and pacer Mark Wood bagged the wickets.
Krunal Pandya has left the bubble in order to be with his family and as a result, he would not be playing for Baroda in the ongoing Indian T20 tournament.
Krunal Pandya today became the costliest uncapped buy in IPL history, going for a whopping Rs 8.8 crore to Mumbai Indians.