The Sri Lankan team is to fly to Australia on 3 February. The SLC and its medical team will have to decide whether the players can travel with the rest.
Nuwan Thushara became a victim of COVID, (Pic Credit SLC)
Sri Lanka team before Australia tour (Sri lanka Cricket Team) Got a big blow. Uncapped Sri Lankan bowler Nuwan Thushara (Nuwan Thushara) and team trainer Dilshan Fonseca ( Dilshan Fonseka) Corona positive has been found. The team is to leave for five T20 matches in Australia on 3 February. Both were found infected during routine PCR tests, which were currently in the bio-bubble before the team’s departure for Australia. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said in a statement on Monday, “Both are currently going through the Corona Protocol and will rejoin the team on February 10 upon completion.”
Thushara, whose fast bowling action drew comparisons with former pacer Lasith Malinga, was one of the top wicket-takers in the Lankan Premier League, taking 12 wickets in eight matches with an economy rate of 8.11 for the Galle Gladiators. According to a report in ESPNcricinfo, Thushara had given the corona test six days ago. His second RT-PCR test is scheduled for Tuesday.
Australia will be able to go with the team
The team is to fly on 3 February. The SLC and its medical team will have to decide whether Thushara can travel with the rest. In the report, the head of the medical department of SLC, Professor Arjun de Silva, had also said that if his report comes negative on Tuesday, Thushara will be approved to go to Australia along with the rest of the team.
De Silva has also said that no other player of the team had come in contact with Nuwan. If Nuwan is not in the team then it can create trouble for Sri Lanka. However, he has bowlers like Dushmantha Chamira, Lahiru Kumara, Chamika Karunaratne, Binuru Fernando and Shiran Fernando.
such is the program
Sri Lanka has to play a five-match T20 series on Australia tour. The first match of the series will be played on February 11 at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The second T20 match will be played on this ground on February 13. Both the teams will meet on 15 February at the Manuka Oval ground in Canberra. On February 18, the fourth T20 match will be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. On February 20, both the teams will play the last match at the MCG.
The team will visit India after the Australia tour. On the India tour, he has to participate in the two-match Test series followed by the three-match T20 series.
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