Australia’s fast bowler Pat Cummins has been rested from the last T20I game against Pakistan on Friday. Australia rested the pacer in order to get some rest before the Test series, which starts from November 21. It will be the starting point for Andrew McDonald as senior assistant of the national coach Justin Langer.
Cummins has had a long summer where the bowler featured in all of Australia’s matches in the Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and then all the five Ashes Test matches. The right-arm pace bowler will fly home to Sydney on Wednesday. He will keep an eye on the first international red-ball match of the Australia’s season against Pakistan at The Gabba.
In the absence of No. 1 Test bowler, fast bowler Sean Abbott might play his first international game in more than five years. Australia will be looking for a series win over the visiting side at Perth Stadium. Abbot featured in 79 T20 matches and took 91 wickets at 22.9.
Justin Langer and the selectors will be closely looking at the Australia A game against Pakistan and the Shield matches ahead of the first Test match selection.
Meanwhile Mcdonald will play the role that left by David Saker as Langer’s senior assistant. Graeme Hick will remain as the team’s batting coach and Sridharan Sriram as a spin bowling and batting assistant for team Australia. Australia are 1-0 up in a three-match T20I series against Pakistan.