IND vs SA: South African batter, Aiden Markram has been ruled out of the remaining two T20 internationals against India in the five-match T20I series. He was tested positive for Covid-19 and thus, couldn’t play the first three matches of the series.
However, as per the latest development, he spent seven days in isolation and won’t be able to complete his return to take part in the remainder of the series.
“Proteas batsman, Aiden Markram, has been ruled out of the remainder of the Proteas’ tour of India. He spent seven days in quarantine after testing positive for Covid-19 last week and will not be able to complete his return to play program in time to take part in the remainder of the T20 series,” a Cricket South Africa (CSA) statement said.
“The player is healthy and well and has been cleared to return home to look after his mental and emotional wellbeing after isolation in a local facility, as required when an individual tests positive on tour,” it added.
Quinton de Kock too wasn’t available in the last two games for the Proteas. His availability for the next two remaining games will be decided in due course by the medical team.
“Wicket-keeper batsman, Quinton de Kock, has made a marked improvement in his recovery from a wrist injury. The Proteas’ medical staff will continue to assess his progress and make a decision on his availability for match four in due course,” it read.
South Africa currently leads 2-1 in the five-match T20I series. The fourth T20 international is slated to be played on Friday at Saurashtra Cricket Stadium in Rajkot.