Australia’s suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of New Zealand in their T20 World Cup 2022 campaign. However, they bounced back strongly to win the game against Asia Cup 2022 winners - Sri Lanka on Tuesday. The defending champions won the game by 7 wickets on the back of a brilliant performance by all-rounder Marcus Stoinis.
But, during this game, there was one big naming missing from their Playing XI. Australia leg-spinner Adam Zampa missed the game against Sri Lanka after testing positive for COVID-19. However, there were only reports around this news, but it was later confirmed that the 30-year-old has returned positive tests.
A team spokesperson from cricket.com.au further added that the spinner is displaying only minor symptoms after initially going against to reply on the same. Earlier, Ireland’s George Dockrell also played on Sunday (23 October) in their T20 World Cup game against Sri Lanka in Hobart.
According to the T20 World Cup 2022 rules and regulations, a player who has tested positive for COVID-19 can still play but he/she will travel separately and not with the team. Moreover, the decision further lies in the hands of the medical team of the respective teams.