Mitchell Marsh tests COVID-positive ahead of the series against the West Indies

The world champion Australia suffered a big blow ahead of their T20 series against the West Indies. The three-match T-20 series between the two teams is all set to start on February 9.

Marsh getting COVID-positive is certainly a huge blow to the home team, with the opening match of the series set to be played in Hobart.

In spite of getting infected with COVID, Marsh has been given the green light to participate in the series; however, he will be provided with a separate dressing room during the course of the match.

Even in between matches, Marsh is advised to maintain distance from the other players of the team.

Well, Marsh is not the first’ cricketer to get infected with the virus, as before him, Australian all-rounders Cameron Green and Josh Inglis were also infected by the same virus previously.

The series against the West Indies, followed by the series against New Zealand, is quite important for the Australian team, keeping the World Cup in mind.

Well, it seems like Mitchell Marsh is going to lead the Australian team going into the mega event, although the Australian cricket board has not named him as the permanent T-20 captain.

Marsh has been named as the captain for the New Zealand series as well, in light of the presence of a regular test captain in the T-20 squad, which makes him a candidate to lead the Australian team in the upcoming World Cup.

Australia squad for the three matches in the 20 series: Mitchell Marsh (c), Sean Abbott, Jason Behrendorff, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Matt Short, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, and Adam Zampa

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