Sri Lanka vs Australia: Sri Lanka batsman Kusal Mendis has tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of Sri Lanka’s Twenty20 series of Australia. Mendis was found to be positive during a routine Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) conducted on Monday (February 7).
His reports were confirmed by an RT-PCR test later in the day. Following this, Mendis has gone into isolation as per Covid-19 protocols.
“Mendis was found to be positive during a routine Rapid Antigen Test (RAT),” the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board said in a statement.
“Mendis is currently undergoing COVID-19 protocols and placed in isolation since Monday.”
Kusal Mendis was named in the 20-member squad last month after returning from a suspension imposed for breaching the team’s bio-bubble anti-coronavirus protocols during their T20I tour of England in July last year.
Sri Lanka is set to tour Australia for a five-match T20I series, which starts on Friday, February 11, at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Sri Lanka’s national team left for Australia on February 3.
Sri Lanka vs Australia T20I Squad
Sri Lanka Squad
Avishka Fernando, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Dasun Shanaka (Captain), Danushka Gunathilaka, Janith Liyanage, Charith Asalanka, Ramesh Mendis, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dinesh Chandimal, Kamil Mishara, Chamika Karunaratne, Lahiru Kumara, Nuwan Thushara, Dushmantha Chameera, Binura Fernando, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Praveen Jayawickrama, Shiran Fernando
Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Josh Inglis, Ben McDermott, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa.
AUS vs SL T20 schedule
|11th February 2022||1st T20I||SCG|
|13th February 2022||2nd T20I||SCG|
|15th February 2022||3rd T20I||Manuka Oval|
|18th February 2022||4th T20I||MCG|
|20th February 2022||5th T20I||MCG|