Sam Billings has been added to the England Ashes Test squad, remaining in Sydney after initially being ordered to return home.
The Kent wicketkeeper-batsmen will come into the party as cover should any players be ruled out due to Covid.
The 30-year-old was due to fly back to the UK this evening to take part in England’s T20I tour of the Caribbean but will now instead link up with the red ball side.
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After a period of isolation in the team hotel and a negative PCR test result he will join up with the rest of the squad.
Billings has been in red-hot form for the Sydney Thunder in the BBL, captaining the side in lime green.
In nine innings, the swashbuckling top-order batsmen scored 284 runs at the healthy average of 40.57, steering his side home on numerous occasions.
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