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With the ICC World Cup 2019 on radar, Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins to miss final two ODIs against Pakistan

The 25-year-old bowler joins Jhye Richardson in returning home early as the latter injured his shoulder in Sharjah.

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Melbourne Published on: March 29, 2019 12:17 IST
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The 25-year-old bowler joins Jhye Richardson in returning home early as the latter injured his shoulder in Sharjah.

Australia's leading fast-bowler Pat Cummins will miss the remaining two ODIs against Pakistan and he is set to return to Australia to rest ahead of the World Cup. Australia have already secured the series against Pakistan after winning the third ODI, and looking at the packed schedule of the team (World Cup and Ashes), the Aussies are taking no risks with their star player and he will fly back to Australia as a precaution, cricket.com.au reported.

Cummins missed the first two ODIs of the five-match series against Pakistan and he only played in the third ODI in which he was able to take three wickets as Australia grabbed an unassailable 3-0 series lead.

The 25-year-old bowler joins Jhye Richardson in returning home early as the latter injured his shoulder in Sharjah.

Australia will now only have three frontline quicks to choose from for the final two ODIs- Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jason Behrendorff and Kane Richardson.

The exit of Cummins will now give a chance to likes of Coulter-Nile, Behrendorff and Richardson a chance to impress ahead of the World Cup.

Australia takes on Pakistan in the fourth ODI of the five-match series today.

(ANI)

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