Australia ODI squad cleared after corona test

Injured Marsh out of Australia's tour of Pakistan

By: News Desk
Published: 04:10 PM, 30 Mar, 2022
Australia ODI squad cleared after corona test
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All players of the Australia ODI squad cleared coronavirus test to play the second ODI that is scheduled to be held at the Lahore Qaddafi Stadium on Thursday, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

All staffers of the Australia squad also tested negative for COVID-19. Australia team spokesperson confirmed the development. 

Pertinent to note that two guests from the Australia side are still in the isolation. 

Earlier, Leg-spinner Adam Zampa registered brilliant figures of 4-38 in 10 overs as he was accurate and economical to help Australia outclass Pakistan by 88 runs in the first ODI at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore to go 1-0 up in the three-match series. 

Injured Marsh out of tour

Australia's T20 World Cup hero Mitchell Marsh has been ruled out of the remaining limited-over matches in Pakistan after failing to recover from a hip injury, his country said Wednesday.

The 30-year-old all-rounder was expected to play a key role in the three-match ODI series but was ruled out ahead of Tuesday's first game, won by the visitors.

"Marsh will leave the Australian squad in Pakistan to continue his recovery from a low-grade hip flexor injury and would not be available for remaining three matches," Cricket Australia said in a statement.

"I am disappointed to miss the Pakistan series but look forward to rejoining the Australian squad for our next tour," Marsh said.

Australia were also hit by positive Covid-19 tests for two players -- Josh Inglis and Ashton Agar -- who will now also miss the on-going ODI series.

Australia lead the series 1-0 after a thumping 88-run win over Pakistan in the first match.

The remaining matches are on Thursday and Saturday, also in Lahore.

Australia will also play a single Twenty20 international in Lahore on April 5.

Reporter Shehbaz Ali

With inputs from AFP