- Australia’s wicketkeeping batter Josh Inglish has been ruled out of the first two ODIs.
- Inglis tested COVID-19 positive and has been isolated for a week.
- Mitchell Marsh is also likely to miss the entire white-ball series due to hip injury.
Cricket Australia (CA) has confirmed that its wicketkeeping batter, Josh Inglis has been tested COVID-19 positive. Upon testing, he has been isolated for a week, hence, will miss out on the first two ODIs of the three-match series.
In the last testing conducted on Monday, the results announced a big blow to Australia already having a second-string squad for Pak vs Aus limited-over series.
Australia to miss services of Mitchell Marsh and Josh Inglis – Pak vs Aus white-ball series
Moreover, CA also shared the scans of Mitchell Marsh who has reportedly been sidelined from the entire Pak vs Aus white-ball series. Marsh’s lower-grade hip flexor strain will once again be examined by the management to decide whether or not Marsh can participate in the series.
It must be noted Pakistan and Australia are scheduled to play three ODIs on 29th March, 31st March, and 5th March. The 50-over series will be followed by a one-off T20I to conclude the historic tour.
Notably, Australia are in Pakistan for the first time since 1998. The three-match red-ball series, which is composed of big names like Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Pat Cummins, and others, has been down and dusted under the visitors’ favour by 1-0. The white-ball series will be staged at Gadaffi Stadium Lahore.
It is pertinent to mention many Australian players are not participating in the white-ball series due to their contracts with the Indian Premier League (IPL 2022). The extravaganza has kick-started on 26th March and will conclude on 29th March.