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Josh Philippe tests positive for Covid-19, set to miss BBL final

CRICDOT DESK : Sydney Sixers wicket-keeper batter Josh Philippe has examined high quality for Covid-19 and could move into isolation along his teammates Jack Edwards and Mickey Edwards who additionally shrunk the virus ultimate week. The 24-year-antique examined high quality on Wednesday (January 26) in advance of the critical recreation in opposition to Adelaide Strikers and could now ought to quarantine himself for at the least 7 days because of this that he won`t be to be had for the finals although the Sixers qualify.

Due to the unavailability of wicketkeepers from the neighborhood substitute pool of gamers, former Syndey Thunder wicketkeeper Jay Lenton has been drafted into the squad. Lenton has been a part of the education setup on Sixers` facet and become ultimately now no longer at the substitute participant pool list. However, instances have caused the BBL permitting Lenton to make it to the substitute pool squad whilst Steve Smith has been proven the “no” card yet.

Sydney Sixers might be disheartened after having misplaced 3 gamers in a span of a week`s time because of Covid-19 and especially, Phillipe is anticipated to be a massive leave out for the facet. The right-hander has scored the majority of runs for his franchise to date on the pinnacle of the order with 429 runs in 15 video games at a mean of 33. He has scored 4 fifties to date withinside the season and is on the 7th role withinside the pinnacle run-scorers of BBL this season.

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“Missing from the squad is big name opener/wicketkeeper, who in advance these days lower back a high quality Covid-19 prognosis, with that information following the high quality Covid-19 prognosis obtained through Jack and Mickey Edwards ultimate week. All 3 gamers are in isolation as they recover.” an reliable assertion read.

Meanwhile, Daniel Hughes has additionally been delivered to the 14-member squad that become introduced through the Sydney Sixers for the in shape in opposition to Adelaide Strikers and the previous will ought to go through a health take a look at one hour earlier than he receives directly to the field. Hughes had twisted his ankle withinside the fielding classes in advance of the Perth Scorchers recreation.

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