Jos Buttler has been ruled out of the fifth Ashes Test in Hobart due to a fractured left index finger. He will fly back to the United Kingdom.
“Buttler is going home after this game, it’s quite a bad injury. Real disappointment and shame to not have him at Hobart. The way he stood up for the team shows his character,” Joe Root said in the post-match presentation.
“Sam Billings had a negative PCR test following his arrival into Sydney yesterday. He is currently isolating in the team hotel. He will have one additional PCR test before bridging into the main group. Subject to receiving a negative test, he will fly to Hobart with the main party,” ECB’s media release said.