PAKISTAN V AUSTRALIA IN UAE
Cummins sat out the opening two matches of the sequence and performed solely within the third match on Wednesday © AFP
Two months out from the World Cup, Australia have rested Pat Cummins for the remaining two ODIs of the continuing sequence towards Pakistan in UAE.
Cummins sat out the opening two matches of the sequence and performed solely within the third match on Wednesday, the place he returned figures of three for 23 in Australia’s 80-run victory. With an unassailable Three-Zero sequence lead, and a World Cup and Ashes double forward, Australia have determined to fly the star pacer again dwelling for ample relaxation.
Additionally coming back from UAE is fellow pacer Jhye Richardson who injured his shoulder in Sharjah earlier on tour.
Consequently, Australia can have solely three frontline pacers for the rest of the sequence in Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jason Behrendorff and Kane Richardson. The trio will now have an opportunity to impress the Australian selectors earlier than the nationwide squad for the World Cup is introduced subsequent month. In the meantime, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood, who missed the sequence as a consequence of their accidents, are each anticipated to make it to the World Cup squad.
The fourth and the fifth ODI might be performed in Dubai on March 29 and 31 respectively.