Regardless of testing optimistic for COVID-19, Mitchell Marsh will captain Australia from a distance once they tackle West Indies within the first T20I of a three-match collection on the Bellerive Oval in Hobart. As a result of virus, Marsh should adhere to Cricket Australia’s protocols. He could have a separate dressing room and will probably be pressured to maintain a distance from different gamers whereas on the sphere. For the unversed, all-rounder Cameron Inexperienced and wicketkeeper-batter Josh Inglis each lately performed for Australia regardless of testing optimistic for Covid. Head coach Andrew McDonald had additionally are available in contact with the virus.
“Australia T20 skipper Mitch Marsh has examined optimistic to Covid-19 however will nonetheless play in tomorrow’s first T20 towards the Windies in Hobart, according to CA protocols. Marsh will use a separate dressing room in the course of the match and keep distanced whereas on the sphere,” cricket.com.au stated in an announcement.
Australia T20 skipper Mitch Marsh has examined optimistic to Covid-19 however will nonetheless play in tomorrow’s first T20 towards the Windies in Hobart, according to CA protocols. Marsh will use a separate dressing room in the course of the match and keep distanced whereas on the sphere. #AUSvWI
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) February 7, 2024
Earlier this week, Marsh was named captain of T20I aspect for a three-game collection towards New Zealand, which will probably be adopted by the three video games towards the Windies.
Australia named a full-strength squad with Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Travis Head and Steve Smith all returning to the fray after being rested for the West Indies T20Is.
“The subsequent six video games will present us the chance to begin shaping what we predict our World Cup squad will seem like and potential roles inside that,” stated chief selector George Bailey.
“We can even absolutely utilise the chance to watch and watch the performances of the Australian gamers within the IPL (Indian Premier League) instantly previous the World Cup.”
The video games in Wellington and Auckland from February 21-25 are the final within the format for Australia earlier than the World Cup, which is co-hosted by the USA and West Indies in June.
Australia T20 squad: Mitchell Marsh (capt), Pat Cummins, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Matt Quick, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa
(With AFP Inputs)
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