Ashes: Australia Captain Pat Cummins Out Of 2nd Test, Steve Smith To Lead

The Ashes, 2nd Test: Australia Captain Pat Cummins Out Of 2nd Test After Covid Contact, Steve Smith To Lead

AUS vs ENG: Australia will be led by Steve Smith in the 2nd Ashes Test after Pat Cummins was ruled out.© AFP

Australia captain Pat Cummins will miss the second Ashes Test against England starting later Thursday, after being deemed a close contact of a positive Covid-19 case. Cricket Australia said he was at an Adelaide restaurant on Wednesday evening where a person at the neighbouring table was identified as positive for coronavirus. Steve Smith will captain Australia in his absence and Michael Neser has been called up to the side as a replacement bowler.

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