Cricket NewsMatthew Wade, an Australian wicketkeeper who tested positive for Covid at the...

    Matthew Wade, an Australian wicketkeeper who tested positive for Covid at the T20 World Cup, is expected to play against England on Friday.


    Despite testing positive for Covid during the T20 World Cup, Australian wicketkeeper Matthew Wade is still anticipated to play in Friday’s pivotal match against England, according to the squad. A team official told AFP that the 34-year-old has moderate symptoms and tested positive late on Wednesday, becoming the second Australian player at the competition to do so. The official responded, “Yes,” when asked if Wade would play for the holders and hosts against England at Melbourne Cricket Ground. There isn’t a qualified back-up wicketkeeper for Australia at the competition.

    According to World Cup regulations, players are allowed to use Covid during matches, but they must travel separately to prevent the virus’ transmission. Spinner Adam Zampa tested positive prior to Tuesday’s match between Sri Lanka and England, but he has since recovered and is anticipated to be ready to take on England in a game that neither team can afford to lose. Australia started their championship defence by defeating Sri Lanka by seven wickets after losing to New Zealand in their opener match. Despite having Covid, Ireland’s George Dockrell played on Sunday in Hobart against the Asian champions Sri Lanka.


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