More and more bad news for the Australian Cricket team as their star fast bowlers Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins are ruled out for the Test series against Pakistan which is scheduled to play in October this year.
Aussies will tour to UAE for a complete tour of two test matches, five ODIs and one T20I game against Pakistan. On Thursday afternoon Cricket Australia confirmed that the two fast bowlers will not be available for the selection as they continue to recover from their bone stress injuries in back.
Another fast bowler Mitchell Starc who is also now in the rehabilitation stage is expected to be available for the selection after recovering from an injury in his right leg. Already the Australian side is missing the services of David Warner and their skipper Steve Smith due to their one year ban for the ball tampering incident.
When addressing the media Cricket Australia’s physio said “Pat and Josh are progressing well from their lumbar bone stress injuries but are not bowling, so, unfortunately, they will not be at the level required for Test match intensity come October.”
He further added “Barring any setbacks, we are hopeful that Pat and Josh will return via the back-end of the JLT One-Day Cup, with the aim of them being available for the ODI Series against South Africa in November as they build towards the Indian Test Series.”