Brydon Carse suffers Test heartache as positive Covid-19 result halts potential fast bowler debut for England against India
- Brydon Carse’s potential test debut was halted after a positive Covid test
- The 26-year-old was in the draw for his debut against India at Headingley
- However, his positive Covid result meant he missed a call on the side
Durham’s fast bowler Brydon Carse missed a potential Test debut after testing positive for Covid-19 towards the end of his stint with Northern Superchargers in the Hundred.
South African-born Carse, 26, made his one-day debut against Pakistan in July after being part of England’s emergency squad led by Ben Stokes after positive tests in the first-team dressing room.
But after returning a positive test himself, he was forced into quarantine, seeing both the Superchargers’ final game, against Birmingham Phoenix on August 17, and the Royal London One-Day Cup final defeat by Durham. against Glamorgan two days later.
Brydon Carse suffered Test heartache after missing out on potential England debut
Clearly the pacy Carse, who impressed in the ODIs against Pakistan – taking six wickets at 22 and scoring useful runs from number 9 – would have been on standby for the ongoing third test against India at Headingley had he been available .
With his county colleague Mark Wood ruled out after injuring his shoulder in the second Test at Lord’s, and Stuart Broad, Jofra Archer, Chris Woakes, Ben Stokes and Olly Stone already missing, Carse has entered the test calculation.
Though born in Port Elizabeth, Carse holds a British passport and qualified for England in 2019.
The 26-year-old fast bowler tested positive for Covid and excluded him from the Headingley test
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