"Ashwin hasn't travelled with the squad to the UK as he has tested positive for Covid 19 before departure. But we are hopeful that he will recover well in time before the Test match starts on July 1," a BCCI source told PTI on conditions of anonymity.
"However he might miss the practice game against Leicestershire," the source added.
Skipper Rohit Sharma and opener Shubman Gill will likely to open the innings for India in the Test as it honed skills in a session at the Leicestershire County Ground. The Indian team will play Leicestershire in a four-day warm-up match from June 24. It will also be the first time that Rohit will be leading the team in Test cricket overseas.