Ind vs Aus: Australia have suffered a big blow as both David Warner and Pat Cummins will miss the rest of the limited-overs series. Cricket Australia on Monday reported that both the Australia players will not be part of the 3rd ODI in Canberra and the three-match T20 series.
Warner had suffered a groin strain in Australia’s 51-run win against India in the 2nd ODI in Sydney and has returned home to begin his rehab. CA in its official statement said the right-handed batsman will hopefully get fit before the first Test from December 17.
Ind vs Aus: What happened to Pat Cummins?
Cummins, on the other hand, has been rested ahead of the day-night clash at Adelaide Oval having played non-stop through Australia’s UK tour in August/September, the Indian Premier League in the UAE and the first two ODIs back home.
“Pat and Davie are critical to our plans for the Test series,” said coach Justin Langer, reported Cricket Australia.
“Davie will work through his injury rehab and in Pat’s case it is important all of our players are managed well to keep them mentally and physically fit throughout what is a challenging summer.
“The priority for both is being fully prepared for one of the biggest and most important home Test series we have played in recent years, especially with World Test Championship points up for grabs.”
D’Arcy Short has been named the replacement for the T20 series.
Short has been training with the Australian squad since flying over from Perth to avoid potential border closures ahead of his BBL commitments with the Hobart Hurricanes.
Ind vs Aus: Marcus Stoinis’ injury update
Allrounder Marcus Stoinis had suffered a side strain in the 1st ODI but for now will remain with the squad. According to CA, he is unlikely to bowl but can play as a batsman.