AAP Australian Sports – Tim Paine expects gun quicks Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins will be fit for Australia’s Test series finale against India, which starts in Sydney on Thursday.

Summary

  • Tim Paine expects gun quicks Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins will be fit for Australia’s Test series finale against India, which starts in Sydney on Thursday.
  • Starc notably delivered just three overs in India’s second innings of the third Test.
  • Cummins’ career-best performance with bat and ball was one of few positives for Australia in their 137-run loss to India at the MCG, which ensured the tourists would return home with the Border-Gavaskar trophy.
  • Cummins snared 6-27 in India’s second innings then top-scored with 63 to push the contest into a fifth day.
  • Australia brought Mitch Marsh into the XI for the Boxing Day Test, keen to avoid bowling the side’s most prized assets into the ground.

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