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| On Mar 29, 2022 1:46 PM IST

PAK vs AUS: Ashton Agar Out of Australia Playing 11 in 1st ODI? Here’s the update


PAK vs AUS: In a massive news update, Australia’s left-arm spinner Ashton Agar has tested positive for Covid-19 and has subsequently been ruled out of the first ODI against Pakistan scheduled on 29 March at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. The three-match ODI series between hosts Pakistan and Australia is now under some serious threat as two of the visiting players, Ashton Agar and Jos Inglis have tested positive for Covid-19. This is a very historic moment for Pakistan Cricket as Australia is touring here after 24 years.

PAK vs AUS: Ashton Agar Out of Australia Playing 11 in 1st ODI?

Cricket Australia (CA) have confirmed that Ashton Agar has tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in the day and has now been ruled out of the entire Pakistan vs Australia three-match ODI series. This is a huge blow for the visiting Australian team as Agar was certain to be part of the playing 11 in the first ODI on Tuesday. The Aaron Finch-led team will now be without the trio of Jos Inglis, Ashton Agar and Mitchell Marsh for the first ODI game against Pakistan.

“Australian spinner Ashton Agar tested positive to Covid this morning, making him unavailable for the one-day international series against Pakistan in Lahore,” said a statement released by Cricket Australia.

Related: PAK vs AUS Today Match Prediction

Australia Playing 11
1. Aaron Finch (C)
2. Ben McDermott
3. Marnus Labuschagne
4. Travis Head
5. Marcus Stoinis
6. Cameron Green
7. Alex Carey (wk)
8. Mitchell Swepson
9. Nathan Ellis
10. Jason Behrendorff
11. Adam Zampa

Related: Likely Pakistan Playing XI

Australia ODI squad: Aaron Finch (c), Sean Abbott, Matt Renshaw, Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey, Ben Dwarshuis, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Green, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Ben McDermott, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, Adam Zampa.

Pakistan vs Australia 1st ODI

Pakistan did not witnessed the best of fortunes during their last ODI assignment as they conceded a crushing 0-3 series loss in England. On the other hand, Australia defeated West Indies 2-1 in their most recent ODI series back in July 2021. The visiting Aussie side handed a 1-0 Test series defeat to Pakistan recently.

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