IND vs AUS: Pat Cummins doubtful for ODI series against India

IND vs AUS: Pat Cummins doubtful for ODI series against India
IND vs AUS: Pat Cummins doubtful for ODI series against India

IND vs AUS: Pat Cummins doubtful for ODI series against India

IND vs AUS: Australia’s captain Pat Cummins, who participated in the fifth Ashes Test despite a suspected broken wrist, might be absent from the upcoming three-match ODI series against India next month.

The true severity of Cummins’ left wrist injury is yet to be disclosed by Cricket Australia. The ODI series between Australia and India is slated to commence on September 22 in Mohali.

According to the ‘Sydney Morning Herald,’ “two sources with knowledge of the matter. But not authorized to speak publicly say medical staff have not ruled out a possible fracture.”

Last week, the Australian pace spearhead injured his wrist on the first day of the final Ashes Test at the Oval. He had played the rest of the Test with a severely strapped wrist. And while the injury did not appear to hinder Cummins’ bowling, it did cause him agony while batting.

After playing six Tests in a span of two months, including the World Test Championship final against India. Cummins expected to take some rest.

Cricket Australia (CA) is anticipated to announce the squad selections for Australia’s upcoming white-ball tours to South Africa and India next week.

In Cummins’ absence, Mitchell Marsh is likely to assume the captaincy role. The versatile all-rounder is also being considered as a candidate for Australia’s T20 captaincy.

Earlier this year, when Cummins was not available during the India tour, star batsman Steve Smith led the Australian team.

Australia will play three T20Is and five ODIs against South Africa beginning August 30, before travelling to India for the ODIs.

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