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Hasaranga tests positive for Covid-19 again, likely to miss entire T20I series in India

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SLC medical division chief: “It’s not that he has got a new infection, it’s just that he has not cleared the old infection, according to their (Australia’s) level”

Wanindu Hasaranga is sort of sure to overlook the upcoming three-T20I collection towards India, beginning on Thursday in Lucknow, after he returned one other optimistic Covid-19 check. Hasaranga, at present in Melbourne, will be unable to hyperlink up with the travelling celebration in India because of this.
Hasaranga, third within the ICC rankings for T20I bowlers, initially examined optimistic on February 15, forward of Sri Lanka’s third T20I towards Australia. This pressured him to overlook the rest of the tour, however the hope on the time was that following a weeklong quarantine, he can be able to face India.

For that, although, he wanted to return a unfavorable RT-PCR check. ESPNcricinfo has learnt that Hasaranga, regardless of having returned a unfavorable Rapid Antigen Test, had a optimistic RT-PCR check. That will permit him to go away Australia, however he won’t be allowed to enter India with no unfavorable report.

According to Arjuna de Silva, the top of SLC’s medical division, Hasaranga’s optimistic result’s all the way down to the truth that Australia requires a better CT worth for the outcome to be deemed unfavorable; decrease the CT worth, greater the viral load. de Silva, although, expressed hope that Hasaranga would return a unfavorable check quickly.

“We’re doing PCRs daily, so as soon he’s negative, he can fly to India – maybe even tomorrow. He will then have to be assessed by the team doctor and the physio to determine if he can play any part in the tour”

Arjuna de Silva, head of SLC’s medical division

“Wanindu has finished his seven-day isolation. His CT value is very high in any case, so we hope that by tomorrow his PCR should be negative,” de Silva advised ESPNcricinfo. “It’s not that he has got a new infection, it’s just that he has not cleared the old infection according to their (Australia’s) level. Each country has a different cut-off for a positive result, Australia’s is fairly high and so to reach that value takes some time.

“He’ll miss the primary match [against India] for certain. Our job is to get him to India. Of course, whether or not he performs or not is a special matter. That is determined by his health and different elements.

“We’re doing PCRs daily, so as soon he’s negative, he can fly to India – maybe even tomorrow. He will then have to be assessed by the team doctor and the physio to determine if he can play any part in the tour. At the moment, he has no symptoms.”

Sri Lanka will play three T20Is in India, on February 24, 26 and 27, with the motion transferring to Dharamsala after the primary sport. They will then play two Tests, the primary from March 4 to eight in Mohali and the second from March 12 to 16 in Bengaluru.

As such, Hasaranga might need to remain on in India after the Test collection, and be a part of the coaching classes for Royal Challengers Bangalore, who purchased the legspin-bowling allrounder again on the latest IPL public sale for INR 10.75 crore (US$ 1.42 million). The 2022 version of the IPL is predicted to start out across the finish of March.

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