(Reuters) – Australia batsman Travis Head is set to rejoin the squad on Friday after completing a seven-day spell in isolation following a optimistic COVID-19 take a look at, Cricket Australia (CA) mentioned.
Head was changed within the facet for the fourth Ashes take a look at in Sydney by Usman Khawaja after he was compelled to isolate in Melbourne final week.
“Australia batter Travis Head will rejoin the boys’s squad for the Ashes collection on Friday supplied he returns adverse speedy antigen exams from in the present day,” CA mentioned in a press release on Wednesday.
“Heads’ isolation interval ends tomorrow. He examined adverse this morning and might be topic to one other take a look at tomorrow morning. If adverse, as anticipated, he’ll fly to Sydney.
“He will then have one closing take a look at on Friday which, if adverse as is anticipated, will enable him to rejoin the group.”
Head was instrumental in Australia’s win within the first take a look at on the Gabba, scoring 152 runs from 148 balls. Captain Pat Cummins mentioned on Tuesday he could be again within the squad for the fifth and closing take a look at in Hobart to be performed from Jan. 14-18.
(Reporting by Aadi Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford)