MELBOURNE: Australia’s left-handed middle-order batter, Travis Head, tested positive for the COVID-19, Cricket Australia (CA) reported.
During a routine PCR test, the batter returned positive for the widely spread virus; following his contraction, the batter has ruled out from the fourth Ashes Test.
The batter will isolate for seven days along with his partner in Melbourne. He will not travel with the remaining squad to Sydney.
CA has called three concussion replacements, Mitch Marsh, Nic Maddinson, and Josh Inglis found their way into the Australian squad for the Ashes remainder.
Head is currently the leading run-scorer for the Kangaroos in the ongoing series. He scored 248 runs at an average of 62.