Pat Cummins Withdrawn From Australian Squad For Third T20I Against Pakistan

Cricket Australia: The Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins is not going to take part in the third T20I between Australia and Pakistan which is going to take place in Perth.

The Australian team management has decided to rest Cummins as Australia have a lot of cricket to play in the ongoing home season and Cummins is someone who plays all formats of the game.

Cummins, who struggled with quite a few injuries at the start of his career, has been fit in the last couple of years and even though he is playing regular cricket for Australia, his pace hasn’t come down.

But going ahead, Australia don’t want to risk Cummins’ fitness at all and they are planning his workload pretty carefully.

“It’s a little bit of recovery and preparing for the Test match,” Justin Langer, the Australian head coach said. “We’ve got so much cricket on and he plays a lot of it so we’ve got the opportunity for him not to take the long flight to Perth.”, the Australian coach Justin Langer was quoted saying.

Pakistan vs Australia T20I series is, however, still alive and Pakistan have the opportunity to come back and level the series in Perth. They are currently trailed by 0-1.

The fact that Cummins won’t play might make life easier for the Pakistan batsmen who have found it hard to come to terms with the bouncy Australian pitches on the tour, but they will still have to deal with the challenge posed by Billy Stanlake.

Stanlake might not be quite as fast as Cummins, but he remains around 140 KPH with his speeds and in addition to that, he extracts extra bounce from the good length area because of his height.

Stanlake has played 18 T20 internationals so far for Australia in which he has grabbed 27 wickets at an average of 19.44.


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