Abbott, Pattinson replace Cummins in Australia A
Pacers Sean Abbott and James Pattinson will replace Pat Cummins in the upcoming Australia A tour to India later this month. Cummins has joined the Australian Ashes squad following the retirement of fast bowler Ryan Harris.
Abbott will replace Cummins for the two four-day matches against India A starting July 22 in Chennai. He will remain in India for the one-day component of the tour, having already been named in the Australia A one-day squad. Pattinson, who has commenced bowling after injuring his hamstring in March, will replace Cummins in the one-day team.
“Sean and James are both quality young fast bowlers and we’re pleased to be giving them this opportunity in the challenging conditions of the sub-continent. This is an important part of James’ recovery from <g data-gr-id="24">injury</g> which has been progressing nicely under the guidance of our medical staff,” Australia selector Rod Marsh said on Friday.
“Sean is a promising quick and this series will give him further international experience following last year’s tour of the UAE when he made his Australian debut.”
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