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Australia suffer huge blow ahead of Sydney Ashes Test as Travis Head test COVID positive

Australia cricket team has suffered a huge jolt ahead of the fourth Ashes Test in Sydney that will start from January 5. Aussie middle-order batter Travis Head has been tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday.

Cricket Australia (CA) issued a statement on Friday morning saying the batter had tested positive for Covid-19 “following a routine PCR test”.

“Head is asymptomatic and will remain in Melbourne and isolate with his partner for seven days in line with Victorian Government Health requirements. He will be unavailable for selection for the fourth Vodafone men’s Ashes Test, starting at the SCG (Sydney Cricket Ground) on January 5,” said Cricket Australia.

Veteran batter Usman Khawaja is likely to replace Head in Ausytralia playing XI for the Sydney Test.

“The remainder of the Australian squad, their families and the support staff have undergone PCR and RAT tests this morning. Both the Australian and England squads are expected to separately travel to Sydney as planned today.”

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