Cricket Australia suffers a huge blow ahead of their campaign in the United Arab Emirates as two of their frontline pacers are out of the tour due to their injury.
On Monday, the board announced that Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins are not eligible to be included in the squad which will face Pakistan in October as a result of not matching the fitness level required to play the matches in UAE.
The physiotherapist of the Australian team revealed that both of the pacers are expected to take part in JLT One-Day Cup scheduled in September for their domestic team New South Wales.
The star fast-bowler Mitchell Starc is the one who hopefully will be making a return to the Australian team after recovering from the injury he picked in the Ashes.
According to the physiotherapist David Beakly, “On a positive note, Mitchell Starc is back to unrestricted training and remains on track for the Test Series against Pakistan.”
Considering how the team is still in their rebuilding phase since their horrendous outing for the Test series in South-Africa, the absence of the fast-bowling duet will be a major setback to the away series plans of Australia.
The schedule of the matches between Pakistan and Australia is yet to be announced and the games are likely to be held in the month of October.