Australia’s newly appointed captain Pat Cummins has been ruled out of the Adelaide Test after he came in contact with COVID affected person.
According to official statement from Cricket Australia, Pat Cummins and his NSW teammate Henry Conway went to a restaurant where another person had tested positive.
Based on the Government rules, Pat Cummins will have to isolate for full seven days and has no choice than to miss the Test.
Shortly after entering the isolation, Cummins took to social media to talk about how he feels and also wished Neser, who will be making his debut on Thursday.
“Gutted to miss this Test but really excited to see Neser finally get his chance in the Baggy Green,” Cummins tweeted.
“He has done the hard yards and is a seriously skilful player.
“Super frustrating but COVID has thrown us all some curve balls over the last couple of years. Will be cheering along!”
In Pat Cummins’ absence, vice captain Steve Smith will be leading the Test and Travis Head will be his deputy.
This is the first time Steve Smith will be captain his side since 2018 Cape Town Test.