Josh Inglis
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Australian wicket-keeper batter Josh Inglis has tested positive for covid-19 on the eve of the first ODI against Pakistan. He will now isolate for the next five days, likely ending his tour of Pakistan.

Australia’s media manager confirmed the unfortunate news. If he tests negative after the 5-day quarantine, he can join the team and continue being part of the tour.

The news comes on the back of reports that state that Mitchell Marsh has been ruled out of the first ODI after his medical reports indicated a hip flexor injury during a fielding drill on Sunday.

Josh Inglis

Speaking about the squad ahead of the series, George Bailey said: “We have picked a talented and versatile squad with a number of challenges to juggle. We’re confident the squad can both compete successfully on this tour and continue our progress towards those crucial tournaments.

Additionally, Kane Richardson is missing from the squad due to a hamstring injury. Glenn Maxwell is unavailable as he recently got married to his long-time fiance. Jhye Richardson was also left out in order to manage his workload.

Aaron Finch, ODI World Cup 2019
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Skipper Aaron Finch said that he is feeling good and is looking forward to the series. “I feel really good. I feel as though I am batting quite well. Just a couple of slight technical tinkers I have been working on since the Big Bash, they feel like they are starting to bed down nicely,” he said.

Australia ODI and T20 squad:

Aaron Finch (capt), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Green, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Ben McDermott, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa.

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