Pat Cummins flies back home due to personal reasons


Australia skipper Pat Cummins has flown back to Sydney due to a serious family illness but will likely return for the third Test of the ongoing Border-Gavaskar series in Indore.

As per Cricket Australia, Cummins was en route to Sydney on Sunday but is expected to be back to lead his side in the final two matches of the ongoing series in Indore and Ahmedabad.

Botably, hosts India retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy after claiming an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series with its six-wicket win in the second Test in Delhi.

Earlier, Cummins-led Australia had also lost the first Test in Nagpur by an innings and 32 runs.

Meanwhile, Australia opener David Warner’s fitness will be closely monitored after he was ruled out of the second Test in Delhi with concussion having also suffered a hairline fracture in his left elbow while batting in the first innings. Spin sensation Todd Murphy is also under an injury cloud because of a sore side.

The third Test of the series will get underway on March 1 at Holkar Stadium in Indore while the fourth and the final Test will be played at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad from March 9 to 13.

Cummins is also the ODI captain with Australia set to play three-match ODI series against India following the conclusion of the four-Test series.

News Desk

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