Australia tour of Sri Lanka: BIG setback for Australia


Sri Lanka tour of Australia: SL vs AUS Live Updates – In a massive setback for Australia interim coach Andrew McDonald is set to miss the opening tour of Sri Lanka after testing positive for COVID-19. Australia’s tour of Island nation will begin on Tuesday (June 7) with a three-match T20 series. By the looks of it, McDonald will miss the T20 leg of Australia’s all-format tour of Sri Lanka. Follow SL vs AUS Live Updates with InsideSport.IN.

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Australia tour of Sri Lanka: BIG setback for Australia, coach Andrew McDonald to miss opening Sri Lanka tour after testing positive for COVID-19

Sri Lanka tour of Australia: Why Andrew McDonald will miss the opening week of the Sri Lanka tour?

  • McDonald returned positive on Tuesday (May 31) ahead of Australia’s T20 squad’s departure
  • The former Australia all-rounder will now remain in Melbourne under isolation for seven days
  • Australia’s assistant coach Michael Di Venuto will now take over as coach for the start of the T20 series

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Australia tour of Sri Lanka: BIG setback for Australia, coach Andrew McDonald to miss opening Sri Lanka tour after testing positive for COVID-19

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Sri Lanka tour of Australia: Sri Lanka Cricket secretary Mohan de Silva confirms matches going to take place as scheduled – SLC secretary Mohan de Silva has confirmed that the tour will go as per scheduled despite the economic crises in the country. “The matches are taking place as scheduled,” Sri Lanka Cricket secretary Mohan de Silva told local outlet Daily Mirror, adding: “We also have to consider the requirements of the broadcast partner.”

Sri Lanka tour of Australia – Schedule

June 7: First T20, Colombo, 11.30 pm AEST

June 8: Second T20, Colombo, 11.30 pm AEST

June 11: Third T20, Kandy, 11.30 pm AEST

Sri Lanka tour of Australia – Australia T20 Squad

Australia T20 squad: Aaron Finch (captain), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, David Warner, Matthew Wade.

Australia tour of Sri Lanka: BIG setback for Australia, coach Andrew McDonald to miss opening Sri Lanka tour after testing positive for COVID-19

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