Pat Cummins will lead the Australian side in the 3rd Ashes Test match, which will begin on December 26th, 2021 in Melbourne. After coming into contact with a Covid-19 positive person on the eve of the second rubber, the Australian Test captain was barred from playing in the second Ashes Test match. Cummins is now in Sydney, where he will be isolated. Cricket Australia (CA) said that the right-arm bowler has tested negative for Covid-19 and is now able to communicate with his family. Cummins, on the other hand, has been warned to stay away from populous areas.

Cummins may now train and improve his fitness ahead of the 3rd Test match, which will be held in Melbourne, according to Cricket Australia.

“Cummins, who has tested negative for the virus, is allowed to spend time with his family but only in small groups, and is advised to stay away from densely populated areas, particularly indoors. However, being able to practice and undertake physical training is a boon for the fast bowler, who would have been confined to a hotel room for seven days if he had stayed in Adelaide,” cricket.com.au reported.

NSW health officials have given Pat Cummins permission to return home. South Australian health regulators have granted Pat Cummins permission to return home. The pacer will fly on a chartered airline and adhere to all Covid-19 protocols before returning home.

“SA Health has granted Pat Cummins permission to return to NSW. Under the plan approved by SA Health, he will self-drive from isolation and then travel a single charter flight with the proper PPE and hygiene controls,” Cricket Australia said in a statement. After hammering England by 9 wickets at The Gabba, Australia leads the series 1-0.