Australian pacemaker Josh Hazlewood He playfully shooed Cameron Green away during the second and final Test match against the West Indies. Josh Hazlewood made the gesture while celebrating the dismissal of Windies captain Kraigg Brathwaite in the opening session of Day 1.
Australia chose an unchanged XI for the final match in Brisbane on Thursday 25 January. Cameron Green He was included in the team despite testing positive for the virus before the game. Green was cleared to play in the match under Cricket Australia protocols.
Watch – Josh Hazlewood chases away Cameron Green
The Australian bowlers troubled the West Indies batsmen with disciplined bowling, particularly with the new ball. Kraigg Brathwaite continued to struggle with his batting in the series and fell to Hazlewood. The Windies opener managed to score just four runs off 25 balls.
Brathwaite edged a Josh Hazlewood delivery to wicketkeeper Alex Carey in the eighth over of the first session. Cameron Green, who is currently positive for COVID-19, adhered to social distancing protocols and maintained a safe distance during the team’s celebrations.
Josh Hazlewood humorously made a gesture to shoo Green away during the celebration. Green kept a safe distance and engaged in an “air fist bump” with Hazlewood. Cricket Australia captured the joyful moment and shared the clip on X (formerly Twitter).
– cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 25, 2024
Travis Head tests positive for COVID-19 after first test match
The infection within the Australian team began when Travis Head contracted the virus after the Adelaide Test. A day before the second Test of the ongoing series, both Cameron Green and Australia head coach Andrew McDonald tested positive for COVID-19.
While Travis Head tested negative, Cameron Green and Andrew McDonald are still in the process of fully recovering from the infection. Although he was deemed fit to play, Green observed social distancing during the national anthem and maintained a separate stance a few feet from the rest of the team during the game.
Cricket Australia had previously indicated that both Green and McDonald would take part in the Gabba Test, provided their health conditions do not preclude their participation in the longest format of the game.
“Cameron Green and Andrew McDonald will be separated from the group until they give a negative result. “It will not prevent Green from participating or McDonald from attending the game in accordance with CA protocols.” Cricket Australia said.
Green returned for the team in the first Test against the West Indies after missing the entire Test series against Pakistan. However, the young all-rounder did not have a good outing during the Adelaide Test, managing only 14 runs in 27 deliveries.
Australia’s playing eleven: Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Cameron Green, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (c), Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood
West Indies playing XI: Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Kirk McKenzie, Alick Athanaze, Kavem Hodge, Justin Greaves, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Kevin Sinclair, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Shamar Joseph
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