Tour over for injured Cummins

Australian pace sensation Patrick Cummins has been struck down by injury again and will be sent home from the one-day international tour of England tomorrow.
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The 19-year-old, making his return after an eight-month layoff with a heel injury on this tour, sustained a left abdominal strain in Australia’s opening game against England on Monday.

He will play no further part in the tour and will miss the under-19 World Cup next month.

It is hoped, however, he will be available for the Twenty20 World Cup in Sri Lanka in September.

Australian team doctor John Orchard said Cummins did the damage in his 10-over spell in the first match of the series on Friday.

“Pat injured his left side during the first ODI at Lord’s. Whilst he was able to complete his ten overs, he was sore after the game and was scanned, the results of which have revealed a medium grade side-strain,” he said.

“This will keep him out of the remainder of the England tour. His return to cricket will be decided in due course, based on follow-up examinations in Australia.”

No replacement will be added to the tour.

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