Pat Cummins rested for T20I series against India

Pat Cummins has been rested to manage his workload ahead of the Ashes series
Pat Cummins has been rested to manage his workload ahead of the Ashes series
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Australia have confirmed that fast bowler Pat Cummins will miss the upcoming three-match Twenty20 International series against India as a part of the process to manage his workload.

Since his comeback, Cummins has been a regular member of the Test and One-Day International squad and has gone on to become the spearhead of the attack in the ongoing One-Day Internationals against India in the absence of injured Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood.

The 24-year-old is prone to injuries and played his first Test after six years in March during the tour of India and with Ashes around the corner in November, the selectors did not want to take a risk with New South Wales seamer.

"Pat has played a considerable amount of cricket this year after a long period away from the game due to injury,” national selector Trevor Hohns said.

"His body has handled the return to international cricket well, but we believe the best plan for him ahead of the Ashes series is to return home to refresh, both mentally and physically, before he prepares for Sheffield Shield cricket."

Hohns also added that the replacement for Cummins will be named in due course time.

Australia Twenty20 International squad:

Steve Smith (captain), David Warner, Jason Behrendorff, Dan Christian, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Glenn Maxwell, Tim Paine, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa.

Withdrawn: Pat Cummins

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