Australia fast bowler Patrick Cummins will join up with the Australia 'A' squad as a non-playing member during the tour of the British Isles as part of his rehabilitation process as he continues his recovery from a back injury.
He was diagnosed with a bone stress injury of the lower back in November, the latest in a string of injuries to have befallen the pace man since bursting onto the international stage in 2011.
"Pat Cummins is not being added to the Australia A squad but rather continuing work on the areas identified in his customised program under COE Head Coach Troy Cooley’s guidance," Pat Howard, Cricket Australia Executive General Manager, said.
"Depending on his continued progression, he may play in intra-squad and warm up matches if this is deemed appropriate based on his workloads but there is no intention for Pat to play in any of the tour games.
"Pat is a 2013 AIS scholarship holder and has an individualised development plan and as part of that we see it as a priority that he continues his progression working closely with Troy and physiotherapist David Beakley who will be with the Australia A squad.
"The aim is to have Pat available and prepared for Australia A series in South Africa in July/August," he added.
The 'A' team play three first-class matches during their tour of the British Isles, taking on Scotland, Ireland and Gloucestershire in June.
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