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Pat Cummins Set to Return for India’s ODI Series After Missing SA Tour

The Australian skipper Pat Cummins who has been sidelined from Australia’s tour of South Africa is expected to make his comeback in India’s tour scheduled to play in September. Pat Cummins had a wrist injury during the fifth Ashes Test due to which he is advised to rest for a few weeks.

Pat Cummins Set to Return for India’s ODI Series

Pat Cummins is planning to return to his playing side for the upcoming ODI series against India. Australia is scheduled to tour India for an ODI series which is set to being on September 22.

Pat Cummins fractured his wrist during the fifth Ashes Test at the Oval and has been advised to rest for six weeks. The pace bowler will be likely to join the side lately on the ODI series against South Africa.

South Africa will host Australia for 3 T20I series and a 5 ODI series which is set to happen between August 30 to September 17. Pat Cummins is looking forward to returning to action against India, which will be the team’s preparing match ahead of the World Cup, which starts October 5.

He said, “It hurt day one when I did it and it hurt a lot when I was batting, but I didn’t think it was too bad,” Cummins said of the injury. “Then with each day it got a little bit sorer so I knew it was probably bone as opposed to a muscle (issue).”

“I’ll head over to South Africa at the back end of that leg. But we’re probably looking more at those one-dayers ahead of the World Cup. It shouldn’t be too bad. Another few weeks and it’ll be right.”

Cummins has played all 6 Tests which led Australia to the World Test Championship final victory which also helped them in Ashes. Mitchell Marsh will be taking up the ODI captaincy in the South Africa series if the skipper doesn’t recover within time.

Mitchell Marsh
Mitchell Marsh(Image: CA)

Marsh will be captaining T20I captain for the 3-match series in South Africa. Cummins believes Marsh could handle captaincy in the short format. He has returned to the national side recently which included a century.

“He’s always been a huge member of the team, a real leader. As a captain, that’s what you want, a guy that’s going out there, taking the game on, someone we can all get behind,” Cummins said.

“I haven’t thought about it too much to be honest,” Cummins said on the ODI captaincy. “We will play this World Cup and then assess it after that.

The good thing is we’ve got a few options. (Marsh) is probably the most obvious one if he’s doing the T20s as well.”

After their ODI series, Australia will be facing off against India in the World Cup campaign in Chennai Stadium on October 8.

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