Friday, December 31, 2021

The Ashes: massive jolt for Australia as Travis Head tests nice for COVID-19

The Australian cricket crew suffered a massive jolt forward of the fourth Ashes test at Sydney from January 5 with their key batter Travis Head testing wonderful for COVID-19.

Cricket Australia (CA) issued an announcement on Friday morning saying the batter had validated wonderful for Covid-19 "following a movements PCR look at various".

"Head is asymptomatic and will remain in Melbourne and isolate together with his accomplice for seven days in accordance with Victorian govt health necessities. He could be unavailable for selection for the fourth Vodafone men's Ashes examine, starting on the SCG (Sydney Cricket ground) on January 5," talked about Cricket Australia.

Reserve batter Usman Khawaja is probably going to replace Head in the fourth test. Head become the hero of the hole Ashes check on the Gabba in Brisbane, smashing an uncharacteristically fast 152 (148 balls) in Australia's first innings total of 425 runs.

His contribution led the team to a enormous 9-wicket win and take a 1-0 lead against the Joe Root-led England.

meanwhile, CA said that players of the two facets, the guide team of workers and their households had gone through PCR and fast Antigen assessments (RAT) test and they'll commute to Sydney as scheduled later on Friday.

"The remainder of the Australian squad, their households and the support personnel have passed through PCR and RAT checks this morning. each the Australian and England squads are anticipated to separately commute to Sydney as deliberate nowadays."

As a precautionary measure, Mitchell Marsh, Nic Maddinson and Josh Inglis have joined the Australian squad as extra cowl.

A CA spokesperson became quoted as announcing by means of that, "we expect that he (Head) might be purchasable to play in the fifth Vodafone men's Ashes test in Hobart."

"As part of our trying out strategies, we are PCR checking out players, their households and our aid staff daily. lamentably, Travis again a positive Covid-19 outcome past these days. happily, he is asymptomatic at this stage. We anticipate that he might be attainable to play in the fifth Vodafone men's Ashes test in Hobart.

"we're grateful to our terrific medical staff for all the work they have performed all over this collection and we can continue to work with and aid the avid gamers, their households and team of workers from both groups," a CA spokesperson pointed out in the remark.



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2021-12-31-10:12:02 (IANS)

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