Australia’s common skipper Pat Cummins will likely be unavailable for the third Take a look at in opposition to India, having returned house to take care of his unwell mom. Vice-captain Steve Smith will lead the Aussie aspect in Cummins’ absence.
The third Take a look at is scheduled to be performed in Indore from March 1.
“I’ve determined in opposition to returning to India presently as my mom is unwell and in palliative care. I really feel I’m greatest being right here with my household. I recognize the overwhelming assist I’ve acquired from Cricket Australia and my teammates. Thanks on your understanding,” mentioned Cummins in his official assertion.
Speaking about Smith, he had gone to Dubai along with his spouse Dani Willis after the second Take a look at and re-joined the Australia squad in Delhi on Thursday night.
Smith & Co. is presently coaching on the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi and can depart for Indore on Sunday, February 26.
Whereas Cricket Australia (CA) haven’t named any substitute for Cummins, the spot is prone to be stuffed by both of Mitchell Starc (recovering from harm) or Scott Boland, who featured within the first Take a look at of the 2023 Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Australia had most popular to go in with only one seam bowler in Cummins for the Delhi Take a look at.
Australia Take a look at squad for third Take a look at in opposition to India:
Steve Smith (captain), Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Inexperienced, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Lance Morris, Todd Murphy, Mitchell Starc, Matt Kuhnemann.