Opener Finn Allen back in New Zealand bubble
Opener Finn Allen has returned to the New Zealand bio-bubble after returning negative Covid-19 results on successive days. Allen had tested positive for Covid-19,
DHAKA: Opener Finn Allen has returned to the New Zealand bio-bubble after returning negative Covid-19 results on successive days. Allen had tested positive for Covid-19, two days after he arrived in Bangladesh from his stint with Birmingham Phoenix in the inaugural edition of the Hundred in England.
If Allen is available for the second T20I against Bangladesh on Friday, it will be a big boost for the visitors, who were bowled out for 60 in 16.5 overs and lost the first T20I by seven wickets on Wednesday.
"He has returned two negative test results. It's great for us. He's a big part of our squad. Hopefully he will come as soon as possible but he will have to undergo a couple of tests with the NZC team," confirmed head coach Glenn Pocknall in a video posted on Twitter.
Allen along with Colin de Grandhomme arrived in Dhaka on August 20 after their stint in the Hundred ended early. But Finn Allen tested positive two days later. Despite being fully vaccinated, he showed moderate symptoms and was quarantined in another part of the team hotel.
The 22-year-old Allen made his T20I debut against Bangladesh earlier this year, hitting 71 runs in the third game. In three T20Is, Allen has scored 88 runs at an average of 29.33. IANS
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