India vs Australia: Pat Cummins to replace injured Mitchell Starc for remainder of Test series

Ranchi: Paceman Patrick Cummins has replaced injured Mitchell Starc in the Australian squad for the remainder of the Test series against India, Cricket Australia announced on Saturday.

Starc was forced out of the series due to a stress fracture to his foot.

File photo of Australian bowler Pat Cummins. AFP

File photo of Australian bowler Pat Cummins. AFP

Cummins has played only one Test in his career. Competing against South Africa in 2011, he took seven wickets, including six for 79 in the second innings to shape Australia's close two-wicket win.

"It's unfortunate to lose Mitch out of the squad in India. In selecting Pat, we were looking for a strike bowling replacement option," national selector Trevor Hohns said in a statement.

"Pat has impressed in his return to cricket this summer with consistent performances in his ODI, Twenty20 International and Big Bash matches. He has also had a very good Sheffield Shield return for New South Wales, after six years off, where he made a notable Shield best 4-57 in the first innings, before bettering those figures in the second innings with 4-47 in his man-of-the-match performance," Hohns concluded.


Published Date: Mar 11, 2017 12:32 pm | Updated Date: Mar 11, 2017 12:32 pm