Adelaide: Australia’s Test captain Pat Cummins has been ruled out of the second Ashes Test against England. He came in contact with a Corona victim last night. After that go to isolation.
Cummins was having dinner at a restaurant last night, Cricket Australia reported. Did not violate any bio-security protocols. Cummins moved to Isolation after learning of the situation. Later his PCR was tested. Negative result.
A statement from Cricket Australia said Cummins had been exposed to a corona attack by the South Australian health department. . So he has to stay in isolation for seven days.
Cummins went into isolation as soon as he knew the situation. Also do RT-PCR test. The result is negative. Cricket Australia is hoping Cummins will be available for the third Test of the Ashes. Starting on Boxing Day in Melbourne. Smith will take over the captaincy in his place for the time being.
Meanwhile, Smith got his first chance to captain the team after losing the captaincy in the 2016 Cape Town Test due to a ball-distortion scandal. Smith was banned from captaincy for two years. Smith was named co-captain of the Test team ahead of the Ashes series, despite strong opposition from the opposition.
Cummins, on the other hand, took over the captaincy after Tim Pine stepped down indefinitely.
England, meanwhile, lost by nine wickets in the first Test of the Ashes, but England are relieved before the second Test. The team’s coach Chris Silverwood said that James Anderson and Stuart Broad are fully fit for the next match. In an interview, the England coach said: “I haven’t officially told anyone yet, but both Anderson and Broad are fit for the next match. They are facing to get on the field. They have even come down to the net with the pink ball in preparation.