Australian T20 captain Mitch Marsh might must shout directions to his teammates within the opening T20 towards the West Indies in Hobart after testing constructive to Covid on the eve of Friday’s conflict.
Marsh has been given the inexperienced gentle to take his place however will use a separate dressing room space to the aspect through the match and keep distanced whereas on the sphere, in step with Cricket Australia protocols.
It’s the third such occasion in current matches, with each Josh Inglis and Cameron Inexperienced additionally taking their place in Australian sides regardless of Covid positives.
Each have been avoided their teammates on the nationwide anthems, and Inexperienced was even shooed away from wicket celebrations through the Check match on the Gabba towards the Windies on account of his Covid constructive.
The match is the primary of six clashes, with one other three to return towards New Zealand, which loom as essential preparation for the upcoming T20 World Cup, with Marsh now the most definitely man to captain the group within the match.
Selectors haven’t locked in a everlasting substitute for Aaron Finch, who led Australia to World Cup victory in 2019.
However Marsh has been picked as captain for the three matches towards the Windies and three towards the Kiwis regardless of the presence of Check skipper Pat Cummins and his vice-captains Steve Smith and Travis Head.
Marsh’s standing within the Australian cricket household was enhanced final week when he was topped the Allan Border medallist for the primary time after a bumper 2023 that included his Check return with a century within the Ashes and a mammoth innings of 177 towards Bangladesh on the ODI World Cup in India.