The fourth Ashes Take a look at between Australia and England in Sydney will go forward as deliberate after Australian gamers turned unfavorable for COVID-19 take a look at.
Lately, Australia noticed a surge in Covid circumstances as South Australia participant Travis Head returned optimistic for the dreadful virus and can miss the fourth Ashes Take a look at towards England in Sydney.
There was doubt over the potential for the Sydney Take a look at going forward as circumstances have been traced within the England camp as effectively. On the second day of the MCG Take a look at, seven cases- three assist workers and 4 members of the family have been detected within the England camp.
In hindsight, England head coach Chris Silverwood will miss the subsequent sport as he was recognized as shut contact with one of many members of the family.
Australia’s squad and assist workers returned COVID-19 unfavorable checks
Based on a report printed by Each day Mail On-line, the whole Australian squad and the assist workers got here again unfavorable 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 for the reason that first case was recognized within the England camp.
Queensland batter Usman Khawaja will play as a alternative for Travis Head within the subsequent sport in Sydney.
Hopefully I can go on the market and rating 100: Usman Khawaja
Khawaja, who performed his final Take a look at towards England in 2019 in Leeds, shall be very hungry to return again to worldwide cricket after a niche of greater than two years.
The 35-year-old Khawaja intends to make the most effective use of his restricted alternative and rating huge for his facet.
“It’s at all times nicer whenever 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 sport. I perceive that state of affairs, (and) hopefully I can go on the market and rating 100 and do effectively 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 sequence. The fourth Take a look at shall be performed on the Sydney Cricket Floor, beginning on January 5.