Injured Pat Cummins out of Bangladesh tour

first_imgAustralia fast bowler Pat Cummins will miss a two-Test tour of Bangladesh due to a new stress fracture in his back and Cricket Australia said on Thursday he will be replaced by allrounder James Faulkner.The 22-year-old Cummins has been affected by back and other injuries for most of his young career and has not played a Test since his debut in South Africa in 2011.But after playing 13 one-day internationals and four Twenty20 games for Australia since November, he was expected to play in Bangladesh and in upcoming home Tests against New Zealand and the West Indies.Cricket Australia physiotherapist David Beakley said Cummins experienced recent lower back pain and a scan showed a “new early-stage lumbar bone stress fracture,” adding Cummins will undergo a lengthy rehabilitation program.last_img

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