Sydney Thunder’s batter isolated with Covid-19 complications



Sydney Thunder’s batter isolated with Covid-19 complications

Sydney Thunder’s batter isolated with Covid-19 complications

December 21, 2021  Authorbet365baji

Sam Whiteman from Sydney Thunder was pulled out of Sunday's match against Brisbane Heat. This is due to a safety precaution while the team examines whether he was in direct connection with someone who has tested positive for COVID.

Lachlan Hearne, a 21-year-old, was called into the squad to replace the English-born-Australian opener.

The toss was won by the Brisbane Heat, who chose to bowl. Meanwhile, the Sydney Thunder scored 81/1 in the first ten overs of their 20-over innings.

Sydney Thunder released an official statement on Sunday stating that when he learned of the possibilities of being a COVID-19 contact on Saturday, Whiteman promptly informed Thunder's team management, who followed COVID precaution rules.

Since learning about the circumstances, the 29-year-old wicketkeeper-batter has gotten two negative COVID results. During the BBL, all players and support personnel for the Sydney Thunder and Sydney Sixers are subjected to daily quick assessment. Whiteman has been isolated from Thunder's members, coaching staff, and support workers until further notification. Whiteman is now in New South Wales.

After a Perth Glory player tested positive for COVID-19, Cricket Australia (CA) announced on December 16 that five BBL games, including Perth Scorchers against Hobart Hurricanes, were originally to be held at Optus Stadium, Perth on December 20, would have to be moved to alternative sites.

The Scorchers' home games against the Melbourne Renegades on December 26 and the Melbourne Stars on December 30 have been shifted to Melbourne's Marvel Stadium. The Scorchers' home matches against the Sydney Thunder on January 5 and the Sydney Sixers on January 6 will almost certainly be held in Sydney.

Last month, Whiteman led the way for his team with an undefeated 151 as they seized the early lead against Tasmania in Hobart. Western Australia were hammered early on, losing four wickets for just 47 runs, before Whiteman and Josh Philippe staged a valiant return. They added 105 runs in response to the latter's half-century.

Meanwhile, in the Brisbane Heat vs. Sydney Thunder match, BRH won the toss and chose to bowl first, a decision that backfired as the squad was dismissed for 196 runs in 20 overs.