Perth Scorchers’ batter Colin Munro has tested positive for Covid-19 in the PCR test that was conducted. Now, Munro will be out of action for a minimum of one week. Also, Jason Behrendorff was found to be a close contact of Munro and will now go into mandatory isolation as well. Behrendorff has tested negative for Covid-19. Both Munro and Behrendorff will miss at least 3 more matches for the Perth Scorchers.
However, despite of Munro testing positive, the match between the Perth Scorchers and the Sydney Sixers was played as per schedule. The Melbourne Stars camp has also been ravaged by Covid-19 and a whopping 13 players have tested positive. This led to the clash between the Adelaide Strikers and the Melbourne Stars being postponed. Even the Brisbane Heat camp has been hit severely, with a spree of positive cases emerging as well.
The Perth Scorches have experienced a stellar run in the Big Bash League (BBL) this year, and are placed at the top of the points table, having emerged triumphant in 9 out of their 11 matches. Sydney Thunder are placed at the 2nd spot, after winning 7 out of their 10 matches in the tournament.
Colin Munro has been in scintillating form with the willow in the tournament this year. The left-handed batter has plundered 353 runs in 10 innings and has scored his runs at an average over 50 and a strike rate of over 130. Munro is currently the second-highest run-scorer in the Big Bash League (BBL).
As for Behrendorff, the left-arm seamer has scalped 10 wickets in the tournament and has taken them at a superb strike-rate of just 15.40.