In the historic Ashes series, cases of corona virus are increasing one after the other. Just before the fourth Test, Australia’s star batsman Travis Head has been found to be Covid positive. This is no less than a setback for the Australian team. It is possible that Usman Khawaja may get a chance in place of Travis Head. This left-handed batsman has not played any Test match since the year 2019.
in great form Usman Khawaja
Pakistan-born Khawaja is also the first Muslim cricketer to play for Australia. When Usman was 5 years old, his family had settled in Australia. Interestingly, Usman Khawaja, who has been waiting for his turn in the team for the last two years, made his debut in the 2010–11 Ashes series. Anyway, Khawaja is in excellent form at the moment. He was in tremendous form in the domestic tournament Sheffield Shield.
Covid positive even till coach and match referee
A day before this, there was news of match referee David Boon being Covid positive. On the other hand, coach Chris Silverwood will remain in isolation after seven cases of corona infection in the England camp and will not be with the team during the fourth Test against Australia. Silverwood will have to live in isolation after a family member of the England team is found infected, although he has no signs of contracting the corona infection. He will be in isolation with his family for 10 days in Melbourne, where the third Test was played. The fourth Test will be played in Sydney from January 5.
England has lost the Ashes series
England have lost all three Tests and Australia have taken a 3-0 lead in the five-match series. England said that the investigation report of a family member came on Wednesday. Even today, there will be PCR tests in many rounds. In the investigation conducted since Monday, three members of England’s support staff and four family members have been found infected.