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Sport Cummins rested from Australia's decisive T20 clash with Pakistan

12:45  06 november  2019
12:45  06 november  2019 Source:   performgroup.com

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Australia will be without Pat Cummins on Friday as they look to complete a series win over Pakistan . Pat Cummins will skip Australia ' s third and final Twenty20 against Pakistan with a view to being fresh for the first Test at the Gabba.

Australia will be without Pat Cummins on Friday as they look to complete a series win over Pakistan . Pat Cummins will skip Australia ' s third and final Twenty20 against Pakistan with a view to being fresh for the first Test at the Gabba.

Pat Cummins will skip Australia's third and final Twenty20 against Pakistan with a view to being fresh for the first Test at the Gabba.

The star spearhead is remaining behind in Sydney as Australia travel to Perth for Friday's decider after taking a 1-0 series lead thanks to their commanding seven-wicket win on Tuesday.

Patrick Cummins standing in front of a crowd: Australia bowler Pat Cummins © Getty Images Australia bowler Pat Cummins Cummins claimed 1-19 from his four overs in Canberra but Australia are wary of adding to his heavy recent workload.

The world's top-ranked Test bowler played every match of Australia's Cricket World Cup and Ashes campaigns from June to September.

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Pat Cummins will skip Australia ' s third and final Twenty20 against Pakistan with a view to being fresh for the first Test at the Gabba. The star spearhead is remaining behind in Sydney as Australia travel to Perth for Friday's decider after taking a 1-0 series lead thanks to their commanding seven-wicket win

Pat Cummins will skip Australia ' s third and final Twenty20 against Pakistan with a view to being fresh for the first Test at the Gabba. The star spearhead is remaining behind in Sydney as Australia travel to Perth for Friday's decider after taking a 1-0 series lead thanks to their commanding seven-wicket win

Australia head coach Justin Langer said: "We've got so much cricket on, he plays a lot of it, so when you get a little opportunity rather than taking the long flight to Perth [you take it]. He's going to stay here, recover and get prepared for the Test series."

Australia and Pakistan will have just under two weeks to warm up for the first of their two five-day fixtures following Friday's meeting at Optus Stadium.

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Cummins could still take part in New South Wales' next four-day Sheffield Shield game against Western Australia, which begins on Monday.

Comment: Pakistan dangerous, but underprepared for Australian Test series .
Pakistan's batting is good but will their bowling stand up against Australia in their two Tests in Brisbane and AdelaideAustralia has had the perfect start to this summer campaign with some comprehensive floggings of Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Now the Tests begin, and I am starting to feel the same could happen to Pakistan in this upcoming two-Test series.

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