Marnus Labuschagne forced to withdraw from Glamorgan’s T20 Blast game against Middlesex due to Covid-19 scare

Marnus Labuschagne along with his countryman Michael Neser was identified as a "possible close contact".

Justin Langer and Marnus Labuschagne
Marnus Labuschagne

Australian batter Marnus Labuschagne was forced to withdraw from Glamorgan’s T20 Blast match against Middlesex due to Covid-19 scare. The revelation that Nick Selman has tested positive for Covid-19 and that Labuschagne is a possible close contact has harmed Glamorgan’s chances of qualifying for the Vitality Blast T20’s quarter-finals.

Selman, who has represented Queensland at both cricket and Australian Rules as a youth, is the team’s second-highest run-scorer this season with 130 runs in six matches. He is ruled out of the next four matches and will spend 10 days in self-isolation.

Batsman Nick Selman has tested positive for coronavirus following the results of a PCR test. He will now spend 10 days in self-isolation,” said Glamorgan in a statement.

The club also identified Labuschagne and Michael Neser as potential close contacts and are taking the precautionary measure of removing them from the matchday squad.” All other team members, coaches, and staff returned negative results,” added the statement.

The absence of Labuschagne, who, along with his countrymen Michael Neser, was identified as a “possible close contact,” prompted the management to pull them from the team for the clash against Middlesex.

Labuschagne is Glamorgan’s leading run-scorer and is eighth in the T20 Blast overall run charts. He has also taken seven wickets at a mere economy of 7.43.  On the other hand, Neser is yet to play a match since Colin Ingram has taken the position of the second overseas player.

Marnus Labuschagne eyes for a spot in the Australian team for the T20 World Cup 2021

Marnus Labuschagne
Marnus Labuschagne

Marnus Labuschagne has been a rising star for the Australian team in Test cricket but still hasn’t represented them in a single T20I. However, he still eyes for a spot in the Australian squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021 which is scheduled to be played in the UAE and Oman from 17th October to 14th November.

Labuschagne has been in top-notch form for Glamorgan but will miss a few matches due to the Covid-19 scare hampering his chances to showcase his skills to the Australian selectors.

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