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Ashes 2021-22: England coach Chris Silverwood to isolate for 10 days after another Covid-19 case emerges in the England camp


Chris Silverwood
Chris Silverwood. (Photo by Philip Brown/Getty Images)

Covid-19 continues to wreak havoc in the England camp. The head coach of the England cricket team, Chris Silverwood, and his entire family have been instructed to go into isolation for 10 days after another positive case emerged in the England camp.

A member who is a part of the England touring camp has tested positive for Covid-19 after the RT-PCR tests were conducted.  Silverwood will remain in Melbourne, and will not travel with the England side for the New Year’s Test match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

The England camp has been ravaged by Covid-19. During the 3rd Test match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) some members of the support staff tested positive for Covid-19. After this, all the England players underwent Covid-19 tests but luckily returned negative results.

England were hammered by an innings and 14 runs in the 3rd Ashes Test

The England side was pummeled by the Australian side by an innings and 14 runs in the 3rd Ashes Test match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). In the first innings, the Joe Root-led outfit was bowled out for 185, with Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon scalping 3 wickets apiece.

Australia replied with a total of 267, with Marcus Harris leading the way with a classy 76. England were bowled out for a paltry total of 68 runs in their second innings, as the kangaroos won the match by an innings and 14 runs.

Scott Boland wreaked havoc with the ball, scalping a six-wicket haul, and leaked just 7 runs in the 4 overs that he bowled in the England second innings. Apart from Boland, Mitchell Starc also chipped in with 3 wickets as well. The 4th Test match of the series will begin on 5th January 2022 at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).


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