AUS vs SL: Tuesday will start with a blockbuster of a match. The World T20 champions will face the Asian Champions at the Perth Stadium on October 25. Australia will lock horns against Sri Lanka, which could be a must-win game for the Men in Yellow. Having lost the last game by a huge margin at the hands of New Zealand, the hosts must need this win to get going. On the other hand, Sri Lanka started the tournament with a defeat at the hands of Namibia.

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But since then, they have done really well. In fact, they won their first game of the “Super 12” against Ireland by a decent margin. Thus, they will look to upset the Australian team to prove their worth for the semi-final spot. However, just ahead of the game, Australia have faced a massive blow. That could minimise their chances against Sri Lanka.

AUS vs SL: Leg-spinner Adam Zampa returned Covid positive: Reports

AUS vs SL: Adam Zampa Returns Covid-19 Positive ositive Ahead Must-win Game Against Sri Lanka: Reports
AUS vs SL: Adam Zampa Returns Covid-19 Positive ositive Ahead Must-win Game Against Sri Lanka: Reports

For Australia, their premium spinner, Adam Zampa, has returned positive for COVID-19 ahead of the Sri Lanka clash on Tuesday. A report from cricket.com.au suggests that the leg-spinner is showing some minor signs of COVID. However, it hasn’t been confirmed officially, but the report suggests that Zampa might not be available for the match on Tuesday. Although, as per the rules set for the tournament, he could still feature in the game, he must travel separately, away from the other team members or staff.

On the other hand, if he does not make it to the team then, all-rounder Ashton Agar will replace him. Australia might look to win this game because there are some other teams which are stronger in Group 1. Thus, another loss might end their tournament and the chance to defend their title. Notably, Ireland’s all-rounder George Dockrell, who was COVID-positive, did play on Sunday against Sri Lanka at Hobart Stadium. So there are chances that, despite the symptoms, Zampa will also make it to the playing XI.

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