Australia team management is not keen to rest fast bowler Pat Cummins for their limited overs series against India.
David Saker, who is named as the stand in coach for the team in place of Darren Lehmann, has also insisted that they will look to rest Cummins. The young pacer would be leading the Australian pace attack against India as the board decided to rest some of their key bowlers.
“At this stage we’re planning for him to play all the games,” Saker said.
“We’ll look at (resting him), it’s obviously been brought up between all of us.
“We know that his workloads are up there, but we know it’s an important series. It’s Australia v India, you don’t get any bigger than that.
“He’s really determined to play well over here.
“It’ll be game-by-game basis, we’ll play it by ear.”
The 24-year old is an only available top pacer in Australia’s famous four pace attack as the likes of James Pattinson, Josh Hazelwood, and Mitchell Starc are all nursing their minor injuries back home.
However, Saker feels that the trio would be ready for the Ashes that is set to begin in late November. The pacers could also play the Shield games ahead of the prestigious tournament to ensure that they are in the right rhythm.
“We’re hoping that they’ll be ready before the first Shield game or second Shield game and that will give them good preparation,” he said.
Having had his fair share of injuries over the past six years, Cummins is the only fit bowler in Australia’s quartet attack and will remain the biggest threat for Indian batsmen in the series.
Australia will play 5 ODIs and 3 T20Is against India and will then head back to home to prepare for Ashes that begins in late November.
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