WI vs AUS 2nd ODI: West Indies vs Australia suspended due to COVID case in the West Indies Camp – The second ODI between West Indies vs Australia has been suspended due to a COVID-19 positive case. The development came minutes ahead of the first ball was about to be bowled at Barbados. The players, support staff, and match officials were informed minutes ahead of the kickoff after the toss with both the team rushing back to their respective dressing rooms. The match has been immediately suspended and all the players will now enter isolation.
The positive case is not believed to be an Australian.
2nd ODI between West Indies & Australia has been suspended due to Covid case. Toss had taken place & Australia were set to bat first. Australia have to arrive in Dhaka on July 29th to play 5 T20Is with series scheduled from August 3-9 #WIvAUS
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WI vs AUS 2nd ODI: West Indies vs Australia suspended due to COVID case, confirms Cricket Australia – Check what exactly happened?
- Confirmation of a positive case came only minutes before the first ball was to be bowled at the Kensington Oval.
- Players, support staff and match officials were given the news shortly after the toss had been completed, with both teams immediately making their way back into their respective dressing rooms.
- Cricket West Indies issued a statement a short time later confirming a member of their support staff had returned the positive test.
- The two teams were then bussed back to their hotel where both teams and broadcast staff are staying in a bio-secure bubble.
- All personnel inside the bubble have been placed into isolation and will be re-tested later today.“This decision was taken after the toss at Kensington Oval once the (positive COVID-19 test) result was known and confirmed by (Barbados) Ministry of Health officials,” Cricket West Indies chief executive Johnny Grave said.“Everyone will be re-tested later today. In the meantime everyone will remain in isolation in their rooms until those PCR test results are confirmed.
“We’ll make a further decision on when the match can be replayed at a later date once all the test results are back in by hopefully tomorrow (Friday) morning.”
As per cricket.com.au, both teams and broadcast and match officials have been in a bio-secure bubble for the five-T20, three-ODI series being played on the Caribbean islands of St Lucia and Barbados.
WI vs AUS 2nd ODI LIVE: West Indies vs Australia suspended due to COVID case, confirms Cricket Australia
Australia won the toss and opted to bat
WI vs AUS 2nd ODI LIVE: Second ODI suspended due to COVID case, confirms Cricket Australia
After a complete dominance in the T20 series, the Windies were blown away against the sheer pace and probing lengths from Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood as Australia registered 133 runs win over the host in the opening game which was reduced to 49 overs per side due to rain.
Opting to bat first, Australia featured three debutants – Josh Philippe, Ben McDermott, and Wes Agar – and managed to put a good total of 252/9 in the allotted overs against Hayden Walsh’s fifer (5-39). Skipper Alex Carey (67) and A Turner (49) were the top scorers for the visitors whereas the debutants Josh Philippe (39) and Ben McDermott (28) managed 51 runs partnership for the first wicket. In reply, the Windies lost a wicket on the first ball of the innings and were soon reduced to 27/6 before skipper K Pollard scored a fifty trying to resurrect the run chase. However, Starc and Hazlewood struck again and eventually bowled out the hosts for mere 123 runs in 26.2 overs. The duo of M Starc (5-48) and H Hazlewood (3-11) picked up 8 wickets in tandem.
The Aussies lead the three-match series by 1-0. On the other hand, the Windies have no room for making mistakes in the remaining two games and will be looking to bank on their T20I performance to bounce back and level the series.
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Windies vs Australia 2nd ODI, WI vs AUS Squads
Kieron Pollard (c), Akeal Hosein, Sheldon Cottrell, Roston Chase, Romario Shepherd, Alzarri Joseph, Anderson Phillip, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope (wk), Jason Mohammed, Darren Bravo, Nicholas Pooran, Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Shimron Hetmyer
Alex Carey (c/wk), Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Matthew Wade, Moises Henriques, Mitchell Swepson, Wes Agar, Josh Philippe, Ben McDermott, Andrew Tye, Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Turner, Daniel Christian, Jason Behrendorff, Ashton Agar, Adam Zampa, Riley Meredith