Pat Cummins He is targeting an ODI return against India in late September ahead of the World Cup as he recovers from a wrist fracture sustained in the final Ashes Test at The Oval.
Australia’s ODI captain Cummins suffered a hamstring injury on the opening day of the Test but its seriousness was confirmed only after the match. Since then he has been wearing a cast on his left wrist and has taken about six weeks to recover.
It will take him until mid-September and he will fly to South Africa for the ODI leg of that tour with five matches between 7 and 17 September, but the three matches in India just before the World Cup will make the return more likely. Looks realistic. date.
“It’s not too bad,” Cummins said. “I’ll go to South Africa at the end of that phase, but probably for those ODIs before the World Cup. A few more weeks and I’ll be right.
“The first day I did it it hurt and it hurt a lot when I was batting but didn’t think it was too bad. With each day it got a little sore so I knew it was probably muscle soreness.” The opposite bone was.”
Cummins was named as Aaron Finch’s successor for the ODI captaincy last year but has led Australia in only two of the team’s six matches since then. When he missed a match against England josh hazelwood All three set foot in India after their mother’s death steven smith took over.
Cummins backs it up while speaking on the announcement of the partnership between Cricket Australia and HCLTech Michelle MarshThe new T20I captain has the logical option of leading the ODI team against South Africa in his absence, though he said the role could change if the players’ workload is managed ahead of the World Cup.
“We have shared a bit of captaincy for the ODIs,” he said. “We’ll get there, take a look at that. The good thing is we have some options. [Mitch] If he is also playing T20 then it is probably the most obvious.
“Given the number of ODIs ahead of the World Cup, it would not be surprising that some players could miss a match. If Mitch misses a match, someone else could come forward.”
Cummins labeled Marsh a “real leader” and believes he would be an excellent choice for the T20I team. Although he is currently only appointed for three matches in South Africa, he is now the favorite to take up the full-time role ahead of next year’s T20 World Cup in West Indies and USA.
He will also be a strong contender for the ODI position in future and Cummins is expected to retain the captaincy till the conclusion of the upcoming World Cup in India.
Cummins said, “He’s always been a great member of the team. A real leader.” “Perhaps over the years it has been his body that has come in the way at times. What made that hundred at Headingley so special was not just getting himself back into the team, he had surgery, was told he could bowl Will not be able to do it again but has worked very hard over the last 12 months to give himself another chance in red-ball cricket.We were all very happy for him.
“And off the field I think he’s a great person. His energy is infectious, great to hang out with, always good entertainment. Keeps room temperature more right than anyone else. He Going to be great for that T20.” Squad.”