IND vs SA: Aiden Markram rules out remaining matches of T20I series
IND vs SA, 2nd T20I, Aiden Markram has been dropped from the series after he tested positive for Covid-19 before starting the five-match series.
- Markram tested positive for COVID-19 before the start of the series
- The CSA will also make a decision on the availability of Quinton de Kock
- South Africa is leading a series of five games with a score of 2-1
Right-hander Aiden Markram, on Wednesday, June 15, was ruled out for the rest of South Africa’s five-match T20I match against India. Earlier, Young Turk missed the first three games of the series after testing positive for COVID-19 before the opening match at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.
The top hitter, who previously tested positive after the first few practice sessions, will now have to return to the series while completing his isolation.
“Proteas hitter Aiden Markram has been excluded from the rest of Proteas’ India tour. He has spent seven days in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19 last week and will not able to complete its return to competition program in the time has come to join the rest of the T20 series,” a South African Cricket statement was quoted as saying.
“The player is fit and healthy and has been allowed to return home to take care of his mental and emotional health after being isolated at a local facility, as required when an individual has a test result. positive on tour,” the statement added.
The statement also mentioned that a decision on the availability of goalkeeper Quinton de Kock in the remaining two games will also be made by the CSA medical team.
“Wicket goalkeeper’s player, Quinton de Kock, has made remarkable progress in his recovery from a wrist injury. Proteas medical staff will continue to assess his progress and make a decision. determine whether he will be available for the fourth match in due time.” read.
South Africa are currently leading a five-game streak with a 2-1 scoreline after losing their third game with 48 runs in Vizag. The fourth T20I is scheduled to take place on Friday at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium.