Australia’s top white-ball spinner is doubtful for tonight’s crucial T20 World Cup match against Sri Lanka in Perth.
Adam Zampa, Australia’s premier leg-spinner, has COVID-19 and will miss tonight’s T20 World Cup match against Sri Lanka due to illness.
A club official confirmed that Zampa recently tested positive but is only exhibiting minor symptoms. It casts serious doubt on his participation in Tuesday’s match at Perth Stadium, while the team claims he is still available for selection.
Zampa tests positive for COVID 19
If he is selected, Zampa will have to go to the match on his own, and his communication with the other Australian players and support staff would be limited.
If the Australians decide not to play Zampa, Ashton Agar appears to be a potential inclusion. Agar has been a victim of the world champions’ T20 team’s decision to field only four specialist bowlers. The Australian government eliminated required isolation measures earlier this month, which means that this World Cup will be played under significantly more lenient bio-security rules than last year’s event, which was conducted in a ‘bubble’ in the UAE.
As a result of their loss to New Zealand on Saturday, Australia faces an uphill battle in defending their crown.