The fourth Ashes Check between Australia and England in Sydney will go forward as deliberate after Australian gamers turned adverse for COVID-19 take a look at.
Not too long ago, Australia noticed a surge in Covid instances as South Australia participant Travis Head returned constructive for the dreadful virus and can miss the fourth Ashes Check towards England in Sydney.
There was doubt over the potential for the Sydney Check going forward as instances had been traced within the England camp as nicely. On the second day of the MCG Check, seven cases- three assist employees and 4 members of the family had been detected within the England camp.
In hindsight, England head coach Chris Silverwood will miss the following recreation as he was recognized as shut contact with one of many members of the family.
Australia’s squad and assist employees returned COVID-19 adverse exams
In keeping with a report revealed by Day by day Mail On-line, all the Australian squad and the assist employees got here again adverse on New Yr’s Day. One take a look at, for a member of the family, stays unreported and each groups have taken one other spherical of PCRs, their sixth because the first case was recognized within the England camp.
Queensland batter Usman Khawaja will play as a alternative for Travis Head within the subsequent recreation in Sydney.
Hopefully I can go on the market and rating 100: Usman Khawaja
Khawaja, who performed his final Check towards England in 2019 in Leeds, might be very hungry to return again to worldwide cricket after a spot of greater than two years.
The 35-year-old Khawaja intends to make the most effective use of his restricted alternative and rating massive for his aspect.
“It’s at all times nicer if you’re coming off video games – I haven’t performed for a month now – however it shouldn’t take too lengthy hopefully, if I play and get on the market, bat for half an hour and get into it, I ought to discover that sync once more,” Khawaja was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.
“It’s a type of issues the place even when I do play, it’ll solely be for one recreation. I perceive that scenario, (and) hopefully I can go on the market and rating 100 and do nicely for the crew within the absence of Heady (Travis Head),” he additional talked about.
Australia have already retained the Ashes with an unassailable 3-0 lead towards England with two extra video games left within the collection. The fourth Check might be performed on the Sydney Cricket Floor, beginning on January 5.