Matt Renshaw tested positive for Covid shortly after being recalled to Australia’s Test squad but will continue to play at the Sydney Cricket Ground for the time being. Peter Handscomb has been drafted as a possible replacement for Matt Renshaw if needed.
Matt Renshaw has replaced Cameron Green who suffered an injury during the 2nd test match. Renshaw stood apart from his teammates during the anthems after reporting covid positive, and he was later seen sitting away from the dugout where there was no crowd. Certain precautionary measures have been taken by Matt Renshaw to ensure the safety of the teammates.
“Australian batter Matthew Renshaw reported feeling unwell shortly before play in the third Test match against South Africa in Sydney and was separated from the squad. Renshaw has since returned a positive RAT test. He will continue to take part in the match,” a CA spokesperson said.
We have previously seen Australian players like Matthew Wade or Tahila Mcgrath playing even though they are covid positive. To be fair the cricket must go on if the player has no serious symptoms.
Australia has already won the series but they would be keen for a whitewash against the proteas. Day 1 By the time rain abrupted the match Australia was 147 for 2 with Usman Khwaja and Steve Smith at the crease.