Australia batsman Travis Head tests positive for Covid-19

Australia batsman Travis Head assessments positive for Covid-19 as more coronavirus drama hits the Ashes forward of the fourth Exam with England in Sydney

  • Travis Head is Australia’s top operate scorer with a whole of 248 so considerably
  • After his positive examination, he will be isolating in Melbourne for 7 times
  • Australia have known as up Mitchell Marsh, Nic Maddinson and Josh Inglis 

The Ashes have been hit by yet more Covid drama when it emerged that Australian batsman Travis Head experienced been ruled out of the fourth Ashes Exam at Sydney immediately after screening positive for the virus.

Head, Australia’s top operate-scorer in the initially 3 video games – with 248 at an regular of sixty two – will continue being in Melbourne and isolate with his husband or wife for 7 times.

He is anticipated to be replaced at the SCG by Usman Khawaja, but the Australians have extra Mitchell Marsh, Nic Maddinson and the Leeds-born Josh Inglis to their squad ‘as a precautionary measure’.

Australian batsman Travis Head had been ruled out of the fourth Ashes Test with Covid-19

Australian batsman Travis Head experienced been ruled out of the fourth Ashes Exam with Covid-19

England head mentor Chris Silverwood is currently not likely to be in Sydney immediately after a loved ones member analyzed positive, when match referee David Boon is also in isolation immediately after his personal positive examination.

The rest of Australia’s squad underwent an additional round of PCR and rapid antigen assessments on Friday early morning. 

And when they have been being in the identical Melbourne lodge as England, the two groups ended up because of to vacation independently to Sydney, in which the fourth Exam begins on January 5. England’s newest round of Covid assessments all arrived back again detrimental.

Mitchell Marsh is one of three potential replacements Australia have added to their side

Mitchell Marsh is one of 3 prospective replacements Australia have extra to their side