Cameron Green detail in Australian national anthem leaves cricket fans bewildered

The Aussie cricket team has been hit with the setback ahead of the second Test.

Cameron Green reacts and Green stands away from his teammates for the national anthem.
Some cricket fans were taken aback when Cameron Green (pictured) was forced to stand at a gully position during the Australian national anthem after he tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of the match. (Getty Images/@andymcg_cricket)

Cameron Green has been forced to stand at a 'gully' position during the Australian national anthem after he became the latest in the Aussie squad to test positive for Covid-19. Player-of-the-match in Adelaide, Travis Head tested positive for Covid-19 after the first Test match against the West Indies.

However, he has since tested negative and has joined the squad. Since then, Green and coach Andrew McDonald tested positive and will follow strict protocols during the Test match. And fans were left with the unusual image of Green lining-up with his teammates for the Australian national anthem, but abiding by social distancing protocols from the squad.

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Many fans joked Green appeared at his favourite fielding position, at gully, for the anthem. Only moments after the West Indies won the toss and opted to bat first, Josh Hazlewood continued his remarkable form and took the wicket of Kraigg Braithwaite.

Green ran towards his teammates to celebrate before he stopped realising he couldn't come any closer. Hazlewood smiled and gestured for Green to stay away as the team rallied around the fast-bowler after opening his account in Brisbane. Green was deemed healthy enough to play with Steve Smith backing the No.4 batter to shine on the field.

"He is fine. There is no physical drama at all. He's just tested positive (but) him and Andrew McDonald are fine," Smith said."Greeny is in the gully anyway so he is away from us," Smith joked.

Aussie fans were quick to point out Green's unusual position during the anthem as the first pink-ball Test got underway. While some felt it was 'ludicrous' Green couldn't stand with his teammates considering he was playing the match, the introduction of the young children for the anthem would have meant Green had to stay a short distance from the line-up.

Cameroon Green to stay separated during Test match

Green and McDonald will use a dedicated change room during the duration of the Test match. The duo will also sit by themselves in open areas, but will be able to be within a few metres of the team. They will be separated until they return a negative test.

Cameron Green stands for the national anthem.
Cameron Green (pictured) stood away from his teammates during the national anthem. (Photo by Chris Hyde - CA/Cricket Australia via Getty Images)

The day-night Test got off to a good start for Australia with the West Indies reeling at 5-64. Mitchell Starc has been Austrlaia's premier fast bowler with the pink-ball in recent years and he continued his devastating form. Starc picked up his 350th Test wicket, while finishing the first session with figures of 3-11.

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