Travis Head tests Covid-19 positive, to miss Sydney Test

Travis Head scored a rapid 85-ball 100 in the opening Ashes Test at Brisbane

Travis Head scored a rapid 85-ball 100 in the opening Ashes Test at Brisbane

Travis Head has tested positive for Covid-19 and will miss the New Year’s Ashes Test in Sydney, Cricket Australia announced on Friday (December 31). The board has added Mitchell Marsh, Nic Maddinson and Josh Inglis to the Australian crew as extra cover.

Head returned a positive outcome following a routine PCR test. He is asymptomatic and will stay in disconnection with his accomplice in Melbourne according to Victorian Health and Government guideline, along these lines administering him out of the fourth Test of the Ashes series that Australia have as of now secured after successes in Brisbane, Adelaide and Melbourne.

Head’s is the most recent in a line of positive cases arising out of Australia. Recently, ICC match arbitrator David Boon and England lead trainer Chris Silverwood were moved into disconnection. The count of cases in the England voyaging landmass, which incorporates groups of players and care staff, remains at seven.

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In the interim, a Big Bash League installation between Melbourne Stars and the Perth Scorchers additionally must be deferred in Melbourne due to a positive case in the Stars’ camp while Australia commander Pat Cummins needed to miss the Day-Night Test in Adelaide later he was recognized as a nearby contact of an individual that consequently tried positive.

Head, who Cricket Australia expectation will return for the series-finishing fifth Test in Hobart, has been in fine structure since being restored as the group’s No.5 toward the beginning of the series. He started the series with a rankling 152 at The Gabba prior to adding another 50 years in Adelaide for a series count of 248 runs from three Tests at 62, second just to Joe Root’s 253.

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