Australian cricketer Adam Zampa tested covid-19 positive ahead of Australia’s match against Sri Lanka on Tuesday, October 25 in Perth at the 2022 T20 World Cup. He will miss the clash against Sri Lanka, as confirmed by the Australian skipper Aaron Finch at the toss.
A report in ‘DailyTelegraph’ mentioned that Adam Zampa has tested covid-19 positive. However, he has minor symptoms, which should not be a cause for concern for the Australian team. The leading spinner has not been included in Australia’s T20I team for the Sri Lanka match.
According to the T20 World Cup tournament rules, Zampa was allowed to play the game. However, the Australian team has decided to rest the 30-year-old. Ashton Agar replaced Adam Zampa in Australia’s XI against Sri Lanka, expressed skipper Aaron Finch.
“Adam Zampa is OUT with illness, replaced by Ashton Agar,” said Aaron Finch.
Ashton Agar replaced Adam Zampa after Zampa tested positive for COVID19.
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Australia wins the toss and opts to chase against Sri Lanka at T20 World Cup
Australian skipper Aaron Finch won the toss and elected to bowl first against Sri Lanka on Tuesday, October 25 at the Perth Stadium. Australia is coming on the back of a loss against New Zealand in their opening clash of the 2022 T20 World Cup. They got all out for a paltry 111, chasing 201 runs.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka won their opening match against Ireland by nine wickets. They chased down 129 runs comfortably, on the back of Kusal Mendis’ unbeaten 68-runs knock. The Dasun Shanaka-led team also made one change to their team, bringing in Pathum Nissanka.
Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis(w), Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Binura Fernando, Lahiru Kumara
Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade(w), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood