Pat Cummins Rested For Final T20I Against Pakistan
After playing 5 games in the last couple of weeks, the Australian team management decided to rest Pat Cummins for the 3rd and final T20I of the series against Pakistan. He will take a considerable rest before starting his preparation for the Test series, which will be part of ICC World Test Championship.
Pat Cummins will miss the final T20I against Pakistan in order to get adequate rest and preparation time for the upcoming Test series. The pacer didn’t join the squad that flew down from Canberra to Perth and instead went to Sydney.(Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
Pat Cummins played a lot of cricket –
Cummins has had a long summer where he featured in all of Australia’s games at the World Cup and then all the five Tests against England. However, he still set to play a Sheffield Shield match against Western Australia in Sydney ahead of the Brisbane Test beginning November 16.
Pat Cummins featured in both the previous T20Is against Pakistan. The first match was abandoned due to rain during Australia’s chase and the hosts secured a seven-wicket win in the second T20I.Pat Cummins (Source: Getty)
“We’ve got so much cricket on, he (Cummins) plays a lot of it so when you get a little opportunity rather than taking the long flight to Perth he’s going to stay here, recover and get prepared for the Test series,” Cricket.com.au quoted Langer as saying.
Cummins, who holds the number one spot in ICC Test bowling rankings, has played 31 matches across all formats for Australia this year. The third T20I will be played on November 8 while the two-match Test series will commence from November 21.
Currently, Australia is leading the series with a scoreline of 1-0 after the first match of the series being washed out. Recently, they outsmarted Sri Lanka to bag a series victory.