Australia batsman Travis Head will miss the fourth Ashes check towards England in Sydney subsequent week after testing constructive for COVID-19, Cricket Australia mentioned.
Head would stay in Melbourne and isolate for seven days, making him unavailable for the following check starting on Jan. 5.
“As a part of our testing procedures, we’re PCR testing gamers, their households and our help workers each day,” a CA spokesperson mentioned.
“Sadly, Travis returned a constructive COVID-19 outcome earlier right this moment. Fortunately, he’s asymptomatic at this stage. We anticipate that he shall be out there to play within the fifth males’s Ashes check in Hobart.”
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Australia has already gained the five-match collection after victory in Melbourne gave the house facet an unassailable 3-0 lead.
Head was instrumental in Australia’s win within the first check on the Gabba, scoring 152 runs from 148 balls.