Cummins, Hazlewood to miss Pakistan Tests

The pace duo continues to recover from their lumbar bone stress injuries and will miss the upcoming Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.

Pat Cummins is yet to recover from lumbar bone stress injuries.   -  AP

Australia will miss its fast bowlers, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood, in the upcoming Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates, as they continue to recover from their lumbar bone stress injuries.

In a statement, team's physiotherapist, David Beakley, said: “Pat and Josh are progressing well from their lumbar bone stress injuries but are not bowling, so unfortunately they will not be at the level required for Test match intensity come October.”

“Barring any setbacks, we are hopeful that Pat and Josh will return via the back-end of the JLT One-Day Cup, with the aim of them being available for the ODI Series against South Africa in November as they build towards the Indian Test Series.”

“On a positive note Mitchell Starc is back to unrestricted training and remains on track for the Test Series against Pakistan,” Beakley said.

Australia’s first Gillette ODI Series match will be against South Africa at Perth Stadium on November 4.