COVID-19 continues to rock Australia within the ongoing dwelling season as their T20I captain Mitchell Marsh has been examined constructive for the virus. The three-match T20I sequence between Australia and West Indies is about to get underway on February 9 with the opener to happen on the Bellerive Oval in Hobart. However Marsh testing constructive for COVID is actually a blow to the house staff.
Based on a report in Fox Sports activities, Marsh has been given a inexperienced sign to play the primary T20I however will use a separate dressing room space throughout the match. Furthermore, he will even have preserve secure distance from his teammates throughout the match and never bask in celebrations both in accordance with Cricket Australia protocols.
Marsh is the third Australia cricketer to be examined constructive this summer time as Josh Inglis and Cameron Inexperienced performed with the virus earlier. Furthermore, Inexperienced was additionally shooed away his teammate Josh Hazlewood throughout the Take a look at match towards the West Indies on the Gabba.
In the meantime, the sequence towards the West Indies and the next one towards New Zealand is essential for Australia conserving in thoughts the T20 World Cup that’s set to be performed later this 12 months in June. Although Australia haven’t introduced him as everlasting captain within the format, Mitchell Marsh is prone to lead them within the mega occasion as properly. Apparently, Marsh has been named the captain for New Zealand T20Is within the presence of Take a look at and ODI captain Pat Cummins which signifies that the previous is actually a captaincy candidate for the World Cup.
Australia squad for West Indies T20Is: Mitchell Marsh (c), Sean Abbott, Jason Behrendorff, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Matt Brief, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa