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Agar tests Covid positive

Published : 29 Mar 2022 09:13 PM

Australia spinner Ashton Agar has become the second player to test positive for Covid-19 and has been ruled out of the entire ODI series against Pakistan.

Cricket Australia (CA) confirmed that Agar had tested positive, after Josh Inglis on Tuesday. Australia team physiotherapist Brendan Wilson has also tested positive.

Matthew Renshaw was included into the squad for the limited-over tour against Pakistan as batting cover after Mitch Marsh was ruled out of the ODIs.

Renshaw will need to serve three days of hotel room isolation after arriving in Pakistan, he will only be available for selection for the third ODI and T20.

Earlier, all-rounder Marsh was ruled out due to left hip flexor injury in training and wicketkeeper-batter Josh Inglis will isolate for five days after being tested positive. All other members of the squad tested negative.

Test captain Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, David Warner and Glenn Maxwell will also miss the white-ball series.