Australia is on the verge of winning the second test match at the Adelaide Oval. Australia also won the first Test match by nine wickets, and after they beat England in the Day-Night Test match, the home side will lead the five-match Test series by a margin of 2-0. England has found it tough to compete against Australia in the first two Ashes Test matches.
The batting unit of the visiting team, England, has come under the scanner. So far, the top and the middle of England have not stood up in the Test series. Australia did not have Hazlewood and Skipper Cummins for the second Test match, which is a Pink Ball test affair. But still, the England batsmen struggle to cope with half-fit Mitchell Starc and newbies like Cameron Green, Micheal Nesser, and Swepson.
Now in the Boxing Day Test match, which will be played after Christmas, the reports from the media say that Pat Cummins is fit to play the third test match at MCG – Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday, 26th December 2021. Pat Cummins will return to the Aussie team as their Test skipper. He will replace Steve Smith, who is currently captaining the Test side in the Pink Ball Test match at the Adelaide Oval.
Pat Cummins missed the Adelaide Day-Night Test match because he came in close contact with a Corona Virus-positive patient in a hotel in Australia when he went out for dinner. Cummins went to Little Hunter Steakhouse with Harry Conway, his teammate of Adelaide strikers and New South Wales. Micheal Nesser replaced skipper Cummins in the playing eleven, and Steve Smith also replaced Cummins in captaincy.
Cummins has tested negative for the Corona Virus this time around. He can visit his family, but he needs to be only in small groups, and he should also avoid being in a largely populated area. Cummins should mainly stay indoors, and the star pace bowler can do his training and fitness work. Pat Cummins remained in the hotel of Adelaide after he tested positive for the virus.
The fast bowler had returned to Sydney with a charted flight, and with the permission of the South Australian health ministry, Cummins went home in the New South Wales state. Cummins drove in the self-isolation protocol in his hometown with proper PPE kits and hygiene controls.