Angelo Mathews tests positive for Covid-19. After testing positive for COVID-19, Sri Lankan veteran cricketer Angelo Mathews was withdrawn from the first Test on the morning of day three and replaced by Oshada Fernando.
Angle Mathews’ exclusion from the first Test against Australia as a result of a positive COVID-19 case that was discovered mid-match has shaken Sri Lanka.
Mathews, who would have been essential to the hosts’ pivotal second innings on day three of the series opener, has been replaced in the hosts’ XI by Oshada Fernando.
The most seasoned player for Sri Lanka, Mathews, gavereturned a positive quick antigen test on Thursday after feeling ill. He has subsequently been kept apart from the rest of the team.
Fernando has participated in 15 Test matches, averaging 36, and has amassed 100 points.