The COVID-19 pandemic ones again have disappointed cricket fans as the scheduled second One-Day International between the West Indies and Australia at Kensington Oval resulted in the last-minute postponement. “The second ODI between West Indies and Australia has been postponed due to a positive Covid-19 test result from a non-playing member of the West Indies staff,” said a Cricket West Indies statement.
Officials took this decision after the toss at the playing stadium, The statement said; “This decision was taken after the toss at Kensington Oval once the result was known” It added “All members of both teams and match officials will return immediately to the team hotel and will be re-tested later today. They will remain in isolation in their hotel rooms until their PCR-Test results are returned.”
Cricket West Indies didn’t mention the postponed date of the match, but it added; “A decision on when the match will replayed will be made at a later date once the test results are known.”
Before the suspension of the match due to uncommon circumstances, as already mentioned the toss happened and West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard won the toss and elected to bat first.
The Caribbean team rested Shimron Hetmyer and got Shai Hope in the playing XI. On the other hand, Australia made one change to their line-up from the previous game. Riley Meredith was handed a debut, who was replaced Wes Agar in the playing XI.
West Indies ODI Squad: Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Mohammed, Darren Bravo, Nicholas Pooran (w), Kieron Pollard (c), Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Hayden Walsh, Akeal Hosein, Sheldon Cottrell, Fabian Allen, Shai Hope, Anderson Phillip, Roston Chase, Romario Shepherd
Australia ODI Squad: Josh Philippe, Ben McDermott, Mitchell Marsh, Moises Henriques, Alex Carey (w/c), Ashton Turner, Matthew Wade, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Ashton Agar, Josh Hazlewood, Daniel Christian, Jason Behrendorff, Andrew Tye, Mitchell Swepson, Wes Agar, Riley Meredith