Wanindu Hasaranga tests positive for Covid-19

Sri Lanka tour of Australia 2022

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Sri Lankan leg spinning all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga has tested positive for Covid-19 after a routine RAT test.

Hasaranga is the third Sri Lankan player infected with the virus during the tour after Kusal Mendis and Binura Fernando tested positive for Covid-19 earlier.

As a result, Hasaranga will miss today’s third T20I against Australia with leg-spinner Jeffrey Vandersay likely to replace him in the playing XI.

No word on his participation for the rest of the series has been given yet, but with the existing protocols, it is likely he will miss the rest of the series.

Third T20I between Sri Lanka and Australia will take place today at Canberra from 1.40 PM Sri Lanka Time onwards.